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Fool's Gold (2008)

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A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.

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Andy Tennant

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John Claflin (screenplay), Daniel Zelman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Finn
Kate Hudson ... Tess
Donald Sutherland ... Nigel Honeycutt
Alexis Dziena ... Gemma Honeycutt
Ewen Bremner ... Alfonz
Ray Winstone ... Moe Fitch
Kevin Hart ... Bigg Bunny
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Cordell
Brian Hooks ... Curtis
David Roberts ... Cyrus
Michael Mulheren Michael Mulheren ... Eddie
Adam LeFevre ... Gary
Rohan Nichol ... Stefan
Roger Sciberras ... Andras
Elizabeth Connolly Elizabeth Connolly ... Precious Gem Crew Nurse
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Benjamin Finnegan is a deep-sea treasure hunter certain he's onto the find of the century in waters near an island close to Key West owned by a murderous rap star to whom Ben is in debt. Ben's flat broke and recently divorced from Tess, his long-time research and diving partner whom he still loves. She's nearby, working as a steward aboard the yacht of Nigel Honeycutt, a multimillionaire. The rapper has hired a rival treasurer hunter. Can Ben convince Nigel to bankroll his search, convince Tess to work with him, keep the rapper and his thugs at bay, and find a Spanish treasure hidden for centuries and rich beyond imagination? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This February True Love Takes a Dive.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor y tesoro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,589,295, 10 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,231,041, 29 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,231,041
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2.35 : 1
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Kenneth Lonergan did an uncredited rewrite on this script. See more »

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Tess kisses Finn in the airplane, then takes her arm from behind Finn and puts it somewhere else. In the next shot, she takes her arm from behind Finn again. See more »

Quotes

Moe Fitch: Come on, I'm getting old. Let's find some gold!
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References Snakes on a Plane (2006) See more »

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Let's Get It Crackin'
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Vincent Alfieri and Alana Da Fonseca
Performed by DeeTown All Stars
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Cure for Seasonal Affective Disorder
9 February 2008 | by Emily TaylorSee all my reviews

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why this movie is getting as lousy reviews as it is. I walked out of the theatre quite pleased; even if this movie will not get an Oscar, it earned the price of my ticket. It's campy, silly, and bright, and there is nothing like a fluffy romp around the sunny islands to cure those winter blues.

Admittedly, it's a contrived, predictable mystery, but that proves to be the focus rather than the romantic comedy that was promoted. But in the spirit of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, it's a spunky predictable mystery. No, the characters were not all complex, but at least the powers that be went to the trouble of making them entertaining and personable.

I liked the idea of looking for sunken treasure. I liked the upbeat island soundtrack. I liked the funny characters. I liked the pretty scenes and the silly lines. I liked the random explosions and fight scenes, as pleasantly ridiculous as they were.

Kate and Matthew have the chemistry they had in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". They have the sunny dispositions to pull off a mindless-but-fun storyline and to work with a wacky cast.

It's mind candy in all its fluffy goodness.


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