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Matthew McConaughey, Donald Sutherland, Alexis Dziena
||They'd probably be
||Skimpy outfits and
Tess jumping Finn in the basement of a church.
stuff, and a blow-hole adventure gone wrong.
chasing and flying around.
||It's got some
funny going on.
to Daddy Nigel that he named his boat after her
||Donald De Line
I suppose Iíll leave my deep and insightful analysis for
"Foolís Gold" for the end of this review so letís just get
to the story, which, if you saw the trailer, is really all
you need. But here goes anywayÖ
A Movie Review
Finn (Matthew McConaughey) is on a quest to find a sunken
treasure, a quest he is originally on with his wife, Tess
(Kate Hudson), that is until she canít take his
treasure-quest ways anymore and divorces him. The divorce
comes just after Finn is destined to be fish food after
upsetting his latest financier, Bigg Bunny (Kevin Hart). Now
apart, Tess is working as the Steward on the yacht of Nigel
Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland), he who is not-so-eagerly
awaiting a visit from his dumber-than-a-box-of-rocks daughter, Gemma (Alexis Dziena).
Finn, of course, is in need of a new person fronting the
money for his quest, and who better than an old, rich dude
on a yacht, with a hot daughter, and suddenly finding out
Tess works for Nigel works in his favor as he can, with
Tessí help, explain that he has found the treasure.
Sure enough, Nigel buys their story, points his yacht in
the direction of the sunken treasure, sort of hoping for
some quality time with his dimwit daughter who, rather than
hang out with her friends in the Yucatan is now intrigued
with thoughts of pretty jewels and Finnís buff body. So
theyíre off, only to find that Moe (Ray Winstone), Finnís
original mentor, is also looking for the treasure, and now
itís a race to find it and keep Bigg Bunny at bay. Oh yea,
Finn and Tess also realize they still love each other.
If you are looking for a movie that gives you exactly
what the trailer shows, "Foolís Gold" is that movie, but for
me it could have been much more. For me the problem was it
seemed they didnít know if they wanted to make a romantic
comedy or a romantic adventure. The romantic part was easy
enough to accomplish with McConaughey and Hudson, both good
enough in their roles for the dudettes to lust for Matthew
while the dudes could drool over both Kate Hudson and Alexis
Dziena, but the movie couldnít decide to stick with a
straight adventure movie, or a comedy, with the deciding
factor in this being the stupidness of the Bigg Bunny
character. Heís a supposed rapper-dude who might be a killer
and owns an island, who has two bumbling dopes for
bodyguard/muscle, and then suddenly we get a grislier
bodyguard/muscle dude in the mix. They are supposed to be
the comic element, I guess, but they were too over-the-top
dumb for me.
Personally, turn the movie into a slapstick adventure
about looking for a sunken treasure with an entire cast of
bumbling fools, or seriousness it up with a more ruthless
acting bad guy with Finn able to escape because he is
lucky/creative, rather than knowing the bumbling oafs would
screw things up again and again, more like an "Indiana
Jones" type of movie, if Indiana had a hot ex-wife along for
I wanted to like "Foolís Gold" a little more, maybe
because I had a higher expectation for it, but for being
exactly something you can expect, itís 3 stars out of 5.
Finishing up, though, I will say this Ė That Alexis Dziena
is either the ditziest actress being able to play herself,
or one of the most talented actresses ever because her
portrayal as the dumb/bimbo/spoiled brat was fantastic (I
really hope itís the latter). Too bad the movie is
rated PG-13, though, because it would have been nice to see
her naked. God, I'm such a pig sometimes.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!