Parents' Guide to

Fool's Gold

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Blah romcom will bore teens. Some violence.

Movie PG-13 2008 110 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Full frontal nudity

Common sense media is a joke, full frontal nudity when a girl flashes her breasts to the camera. 13+? Really common sense? How about you use some common sense and rate it appropriately. Not to mention the slight blood gushes from gun shot wounds. Ridiculous.
age 14+

I really liked it!

This was an unexpectedly good movie, one of the best I've seen in a while. It was interesting, funny, and it had action in it as well. There were few iffy moments, (a girl flashes Finn, and you see it), but otherwise, it's not too bad. The language isn't that bad, and the violence is pretty mild for a pg-13. The biggest issue is probably the sex content. None is actually shown, but it is talked about, and there is innuendo. Also, if you're uncomfortable about it, there are two gay characters, but there is nothing innappropriate about them, and they are comic characters anyway. It shouldn't be an issue, but I thought I'd mention it just in case. Overall, it's a fun movie, and I recomend it to anyone 14+.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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McConaughey and Hudson reuniting isn't surprising, given their successful 2003 romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days; what's unexpected is how little chemistry they have here. The romantic electricity evident in the best romantic comedies is nowhere to be found. (Even anti-beefcake Billy Crystal was much more romantic in When Harry Met Sally.) Instead, there are blatant, near-constant references to Finn's "raw sexuality," his "genius" at three things ("treasure hunting, finding money for treasure hunting and, um, well, you know"), and other obvious innuendos.

Speaking of McConaughey's body, it should have received separate billing in the end credits. There are more shirtless scenes than not, making him one of the few leading men comfortable with emphasizing his physique over his talent as the main reason for his bankability. After the eighth or ninth scene of his tan shoulders, you start to wonder whether there's any purpose to this film other than to be one long eye-candy shot for swooning women. That kind of (over)exposure proves distracting in both actresses and actors, and it diminishes this already-thin film to the level of thoughtless date-night fluff.

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