Feb 25, 2008

Movie Monday 2/25/08

Fool's Gold
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey

Ben "Finn" Finnegan (McConaughey) is a good-natured, surf bum-turned-treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen's Dowry. In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess (Hudson). Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt, Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure's whereabouts. Certain that his luck will change, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel's yacht and, using his good-natured charm, convinces the tycoon and his Blackberry-wielding, celebutante daughter, Gemma, to join him in the pursuit of the treasure. Against Tess' better judgment, the search rekindles her love... of discovery. But they are not the only ones after the treasure. Finn's mentor-turned-nemesis Moe Fitch has also set out to claim the prize. In the end of course, Finn gets the gold.

I have to agree with the critics on this one: D+ grade. It wasn't that good.


Deirdre said...

Bummer:( I really wanted to see this one. I love Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.

Lisa said...

I am a real movie person, and the premise sounds great, but perhaps the actors execution wasn't that great, eh? Lisa :-)