Released in February 2008, Fool’s Gold is an action-comedy romantic film produced by the production house Warner Bros. The movie’s story revolves around a divorced couple who reignite their romance while on the hunt for a buried treasure. Directed by Andy Tennant, the movie only made $111 million from all over the globe. Critics were harsh on the movie’s depiction, and the movie only earned 5.7 stars out of 10.
Where to Watch Fool’s Gold?
The movie didn’t perform as expected by its producer Donald De Line and other production members. On June 17, 2008, Fool’s Gold was released on DVD and Blu-ray discs. This movie from Warner Bros is available on HBO right now. You can also watch the same on Netflix, Vudu, and Amazon Prime.
Star Cast: Fool’s Gold
The movie included actors like:
- Matthew McConaughey – Ben “Finn” Finnegan
- Kate Hudson – Tess Finnegan
- Alexis Dziena – Gemma Honeycutt
- Donald Sutherland – Nigel Honeycutt
- Kevin Hart – Big Bunny Dennz
- Ray Winstone – Moe Fitch
- Ewen Bremner – Alfonz
- Brain Hooks – Curtis
- Malcolm-Jamal Warner – Cordell
- Michael Mulheren – Eddie
- Adam LeFevre – Gary
- Rohan Nichol – Stefan
- David Roberts – Cyrus
- Roger Sciberras – Andras
- Dan Mewing – Pilot
Storyline: Fool’s Gold
In his frantic search for the famous Queen’s Dowry, the gold hunter Ben “Finn” Finnegan has wrecked his marriage to Tess. He pulls Tess and her employer, millionaire Nigel Honeycutt, along for the hunt when he stumbles across a crucial hint that might lead to the treasure’s location.
However, he was unaware of the fact that he wasn’t the only one who wants the gold; his erstwhile mentor Moe Fitch was another claimer of the treasure. Later, his former mentor turned out to be his enemy, who could go to any length to get it before Finn.
The movie shows how Tess and Finn reunited and worked together to recover the prize. The treasure is eventually shown at Moe’s Museum, which has been renamed as Fitch-Finnegan Maritime Museum. The end also revealed that Tess was expecting a child.
Critical Analysis: Fool’s Gold
“Fool’s Gold” is a romantic comedy that is designed to be lighthearted, engaging, and enjoyable. But it couldn’t perform as expected. As reviewed by the critics, the plot of the movie is inconsistent and quite predictable, which means you know what will happen in the next moment and how it will conclude. The writing was a complete disaster; the audience felt a lack of humor, everything feels heavy-handed, and the most romantic scenes seem forced in their delivery.
Despite having two of the most famous celebrities McCoghuney and Kate Hudson, their unnatural acting and missing chemistry worsened the film. Not only lead, but other performers also looked hampered and unnatural. In short, the whole cast in the movie either didn’t appear to care or had too much work. The movie failed as romance, comedy, and adventure as well.