Sunday, April 15, 2012

Divorce and Custody Movie Review - Fool's Gold

Today I review Fool's Gold from my collection of divorce, child custody and child support related movies.

Fool's Gold [2008] - You will thank me for bringing your attention to this story of a divorcing couple played by Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson on a search for a sunken gold treasure. The story takes place in the Caribbean where a fortune in minerals disappearing in 1715.

McConaughey plays a treasure seeker whose negligence leads to the loss of a boat borrowed from a small time island gangster to whom he is now indebted. All seems lost after eight years of searching for the Queens Dowry treasure until a new clue promises to reveal its true whereabouts.

The quest takes McConaughey and Hudson on a romp that exposes them to danger, humorous situations and, of course, every cliche that can be attached to the small-time hoodlums. Film suffers from Hudson's acting depth which is that of a rain puddle and McConaughey's talents being wasted on this poorly contrived screenplay. Director Andy Tennant, who also punished the world with Hitch, couldn't fill his grave too soon. Watching this movie could only put you one step closer to yours.

This movie has none of the emotion or dynamics typically experienced by persons experiencing divorce. McConaughey's and Hudson's divorce here is nothing more than a plot line. The only redeeming quality is the location photography by Don Burgess. I give it a resounding two feet down.

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