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Fool's Gold (DVD)
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Fool's Gold (DVD)
Advantages: Its effortless to watch
Disadvantages: Its bland and limited
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson play Ben and Tess Finnegan a feuding couple on the brink of divorce. Ben is determined to discover 17th century gold from a shipwreck and his obsession has destroyed their relationship (Hence the title of the film).
Unfortunately as Ben and Tess are thrown together to find the gold so are a wide variety of goons and baddies, this film chronicles the 'hilarious' high jinks that follow, as the Finnegan's search for the gold and something they may have lost in their relationship.
Matthew McConaughey ... Benjamin Finnegan
Kate Hudson ... Tess Finnegan
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 ... Eddie
Adam LeFevre ... Gary
Rohan Nichol ... Stefan
Roger Sciberras ... Andras
Being totally honest, I don't mind Matthew McConaughey, I know his easy style of acting and constant desire to have his shirt off grind with many but I find him quite amusing. He and Hudson are reunited after a previous fairly forgettable comedy a few years ago and their chemistry is pretty lame to be honest. It is clear from the start that neither has the acting range to be too mad, so you know they will inevitably get back together at some point.
The film is a comedy adventure, a lot of the comedy is smashed in your face, whilst there is unintentional comedy from Ray Winstone with a comedy American Accent and Donald Sutherland murdering a British accent, it may have possibly worked better allowing the actors to play the others role or to pretend they were from their own countries as neither convinces in their role and both are naturally decent actors. The film is fairly easy to watch and is brainless fun. The action is decent enough, but overall this is a pretty ordinary, pedestrian film that doesn't ask much and doesn't deliver much either.
You can buy the DVD on Amazon or Ebay for £2.99 although it is regularly on terrestrial television nowadays and if you don't own it already its unlikely you would go out of your way to buy it now.
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