x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Fool's Gold

Unsuccessful at producing the same chemistry that McConaughey and Hudson had in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.


Benjamin (Matthew McConaughey) is a treasure hunter looking for the "Queen's Dowry", which disappeared at sea in 1715. His marriage to Tess (Kate Hudson) falls apart because of his obsession, and he owes heavy debts to a murderous gangster, called Bigg Bunny (Kevin Hart). As Ben searches for the treasure near Key West, Tess works as a steward aboard a yacht owned by the multimillionaire Nigel (Donald Sutherland). Ben manages to find a clue and gets on to the yacht to convince Tess, Nigel and his somewhat sickly and dozy daughter Gemma (Alexis Dziena) to help him in his search. Bigg Bunny and Ben's mentor, Moe (Ray Winstone), try to beat them to the treasure, while Bigg Bunny tries his best to kill Ben but unbelievably fails at doing so. He also intends to take all the treasure for himself by any means possible. It's a romantic adventure film with a bit of supposedly comical slapstick, but you end up laughing at the absurdity of the plot and being taken aback by the violence. This film is unsuccessful at producing the same chemistry that McConaughey and Hudson had in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The story takes a long time to get to the point and the subplots seem trivial and pointless, leaving you with little to enjoy except the beautifully shot location.