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Fool's Gold (2008; Rated Rated PG-13)

Fool's Gold

“ We won't get fooled again.”

-Richard Roeper


Fool's Gold

(2008; PG-13)

In theaters:
Friday, 8 February 2008

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

Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Andy Tennant

Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson

"Fool’s Gold"

Forget about Fool’s Gold, we’re talking Oscar gold!

In my nightmares, that is.

This movie is so predictable that seeing the trailer is essentially the same as seeing the movie. Better, because you save nine bucks and 90 minutes of your life. There was a time when Matthew McConaughey was going to be an actor of some merit. These days he seems content to be the leading Himbo of his generation. He plays Finn, a shaggy-maned, irresponsible, thrill-seeking treasure hunter who rarely wears a shirt or dries off.

The increasingly annoying Kate Hudson plays Tess, Finn’s exasperated ex-wife. Think these two crazy kids might still be in love? Hmmmm. Donald Sutherland affects what I think is a British accent to play a billioinaire named Nigel Honeycutt. He joins their hunt for a legendary Spanish treasure.

"Fool’s Gold" alternates between a frothy romantic comedy starring two tanned, goodlooking underachieving actors, and an indecipherable treasure hunt. Compared to the mystery here, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" is "The Maltese Falcon." I didn’t care about the backstory and I couldn’t be bothered to follow the twists and turns. The subplot with Sutherland and his Paris Hilton-esque daughter is dull, the hip-hop villain named Big Bunny is a clown, and the endless scenes of McConaughey’s shirtless preening are like something out of a "Saturday Night Live" routine.

Kate Hudson was once nominated for an Oscar. That was a long, long time ago.

Nuts on Clark
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