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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 6, February 10, 2008, Article 35

FOOL'S GOLD: TROPICAL PURSUIT OF LOVE, COINS AND NO TAN LINES

[Arthus Shippee forwarded this review of the new movie
"Fool's Gold" which was published February 9 in the New
York Times.  Its headline is "Tropical Pursuit of Love,
Coins and No Tan Lines".  Arthur writes: "Well, the review
mentions old Spanish coins, right near the end, so I
guess it applies ...".  -Editor]

In “Fool’s Gold” Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, as
golden as a pair of rotisserie chickens, squabble and
cavort in a tropical paradise. How nice for them, and for
those in the audience who want nothing more from a midwinter
trip to the movies than to gaze upon the tawny limbs and
perfect bellybuttons of the stars.

Not that there isn’t a lot of other stuff going on in
“Fool’s Gold,” a hectic action-romance-comedy directed
by Andy Tennant from a script credited to him, John
Claflin and Daniel Zelman.

If only this hodgepodge offered more fun and less of
the kind of frantic creative desperation that tries to
pass itself off as giddy comic exuberance.

For a time “Fool’s Gold” holds out a vague promise of
romantic farce, since it seems possible that either Gemma
or her dad, or perhaps both, might become an obstacle to
Tess and Finn’s inevitable reconciliation. Instead the
film stages a melodrama of father-daughter estrangement
between Nigel and Gemma and abruptly shelves the dumb
bimbo jokes, though not the leering camerawork aimed at
Ms. Dziena.

And so the prospect of fireworks between Finn and Tess
is quickly dampened, and the movie turns into a dull,
noisy pursuit of old Spanish coins, aided by maps and
letters and enough pseudohistorical explanation to
round out the next episode in the “National Treasure”
franchise.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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