Movie Review: 'Fool's Gold'
At least that made-for-television film didn't have a lengthy dissertation in the middle that stops the action like a two-ton anchor.
How do we know this? The full story flashes across the screen during the opening scenes. Director Andy Tennant must have assumed that no one who sees his movie can read. He devotes a painfully long sequence to McConaughey explaining every detail of the story.
It is torturous - like sitting through a lecture about the mathematical relevance of black holes in association with the social activities of the fruit fly while having your teeth drilled by an auto mechanic.
When the action finally crawls to a start again, Tess and Finn have convinced the millionaire to back one more attempt to find the gold. Along for the ride is Gemma (Alexis Dziena), the millionaire's daughter, who makes
The movie plods along with a script that only a director's mother could love. At times Tennant tries to make this a sweet romantic
The movie would be a complete waste if not for the stars, who make a nice couple. And the scenes with them alone are best. Problem is, the convoluted script, herky-jerky direction and long speeches keep getting in the way.
It all keeps "Fool's Gold" from being a treasure.
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