Fool's Gold is a live-action cartoon for adults. It is escapism in it's purest form. With strictly low-brow humor, plot and characterization, the film is certainly no Oscar contender. However, it doesn't need to be anything other than what it is to be entertaining. The beautiful scenery, and the beautiful cast are easy to watch. *spoilers* The guy gets the girl and they get the treasure. Along the way, they pick up new friends to join in on their adventure, the hero makes up with his mentor, and the bad guys are given what they deserve. There is no new ground broken in this plot; <more>
just a silly tale, but one told very well. Comedy, adventure and a little romance are all spun together to create a sunlit tropical fantasy.
Look folks, you have to decide why you go to the movies. If you are looking for advanced social commentary, if you are looking for the solution to global warming, if you are looking for political satire, if you are looking for classical tragedy or if you are seeking intellectual challenges that will keep you thinking into the night, this is not the movie to see.If you are looking for something light, something that will distract you from the stresses of the day, something that will let you leave the theater feeling better than when you went in then you should consider this film.This <more>
production will not result in any Oscar nominations, but it is a great way to spend nearly two hours forgetting what the real world is coming to.There is some great scenery, a little good comedy, some violence, and more than a little silliness. Come on, this is why we love the movies, they make us feel better. This is one of those movies.
Yesterday i watched this movie for the seventh time and thought to myself.. hey i never watch movies more than twice and i rarely enjoy watching them over again, and here i am, having great time, watching Fool's gold for the seventh time, something must be wrong, i must like this movie more than any other. And in fact it is my favorite. I feel it, i enter the atmosphere of this naive paradise like world. I love that it is so positive, even when there is a fight and one is trying to shoot the other there isn't any hate or anger. Not to mention that almost any scene from the movie <more>
qualifies for an amazing desktop wallpaper. There are big yachts, hot chicks, clear ocean waters, paradise island, treasures, funny jokes and original action scenes. Perfect ingredients for me. I wish everyone to feel so much enjoyment from a movie like this, it is awesome!
This movie was exciting, entertaining, and a good blend of romance, adventure, drama, and entertainment. Matthew McConaghey and Kate Hudson are a newly divorced couple who learn that a treasure they've been after is off the coast of Key West thanks to Mr. Mac , and they take a cruise ship to go get it. My favorite scenes are the divorce scene, the diving scenes, and the scenes with the rich, air-headed rich girl. McConaghey is heavily in debt to a murderous rap star, which is why he is after the treasure. After a slow start, this really picks up and turns into a decent movie with <more>
gorgeous settings and lovely underwater photography and good cast chemistry. I loved it.*** out of ****
Another gold-digger story... but with a vein of good humor (by raimio)
It looks like, that searching for gold, is most biggest dream of Hollywood screenwriters at last years... I don't mind, but... Can You watch all those movies? I guess not... Why? My experience in "treasure hunting" said: First movie interesting, second probably interesting... tenth already boring... I lost rating, which was "Fool's gold", but someone says... "It's pretty good... Why? Goddamit, I don't know. You should see it" Yeah... Nice sense of humor, i thought. Accidental help me see this movie, and I make sure, that nice sense of humor has <more>
THIS movie. Probably, if you want find the way back into heart of "gold-diggers", you must suggest something new or unusual. Has "Fool's gold" that, decide on your own, but Raimis, that's me, says, it has. At least beautiful hostess Kate Hudson, and real man, Matthew Mcconaughey. Could be more sweet?
It is far from a bad film...unless you are the kind of person that just can't stand a fun, pulp adventure story.Basically all this movie is is a pulp novel turned into a movie.Had it been made in the Golden Age of Hollywood right up to the 1980s it would have been a hit. Had it been made in the 1990s it would have been a modest success...But it was made in 2008 and the tastes of the world had changed. 9-11 had come and gone and people lost that childlike innocence that is needed to enjoy films like this. The Computer Age dawned and everyone wanted nothing but over-the-top special <more>
effects.So fun adventures were shoved to the side and the critics--that still claim to love fun adventures like Captain Blood--turned their noses up at anyone that even hinted towards enjoying them.What you have is a treasure standing in for the MacGuffin, a roguish hero, a little bit of a love triangle, and the open seas.It is classic Hollywood. It is also, unfortunately, they kind of movie we need today and the kind that Hollywood is most reluctant to make.
Hits it's mark...hey if you want Shakespeare, maybe Hudson an McConaughey aren't for you! (by chersull_99)
My 11 year old daughter and I, big fans of "How to Lose a Guy..." went to see this last night because there really was not another movie we could agree on. I was reluctant based on the HORRIBLE reviews this movie received, which I now believe were completely undeserved.I'm as big a movie snob as anyone. Yes, I saw "La Vie En Rose" in the theater the week it came out. I love the Coen Brothers and anything written by Charlie Kaufman. I'm no stranger to so-called "good" films.But guys - if you're looking for high-brow, why oh why would you expect it from <more>
Kate and Matthew. I mean, have you BEEN to a movie in last ten years? She is Goldie Hawn's daughter. I mean, duh! We were very pleasantly surprised by this movie. The scenery and cinema photography were beautiful. I agree completely with another commenter's statement that it was a great cure for SAD. This movie was fun, and sweet, and everything you'd expect from this cast.Go see this and have fun!
A great romantic comedy (by robertallenandersonjr)
Fool's Gold was a pretty good movie all and all. I thought that it was a little slow moving in the beginning. It surprisingly had some funny and exciting action scenes. The acting was played pretty well between all the cast. I think that Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson do a great job together. There were also some very funny parts in the movie. It also very cute and had some pretty interesting things in the movie. One thing so good about this movie is that it makes you feel like your in the movie. I love adventure movies where they are on a beach and ocean. All and all this is a great <more>
romantic comedy and is worth your money. If you are seeing this movie to see Kate Hudson in a bikini the whole time shes not. As a matter of fact she is only in a bikini once. Matthew McConaughey on the other hand has his shirt off a lot this movie. Overall this was a very fun romantic comedy.
I found this movie so very entertaining. I thought Alexis Dziena who plays Gemma was so adorable, innocent, sweet, and fun. She brought a lot of entertainment to the movie and was able to hold her own among a very talented cast, especially the experienced pros. I didn't want to see this movie because I found the commercials boring and dull and also silly. I was happy I went along with friends, we all laughed, held out breath in places, rooted for the good guys to get that good. Kate Hudson and Matthew Matthew McConaughey are a good team together, and hope they do some more films together <more>
in the future. They're good together in comedy. I could also go on and on about the cast members who were a pleasant surprise to see.