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This February True Love Takes a Dive.
Charming but luckless treasure hunter Ben Finnegan has sacrificed his relationship with his wife to search for the Queen's Dowry, a legendary treasure lost at sea. But the discovery of a new clue rekindles his hope for riches -- and his marriage.
"Gemma, noooo!" - Nigel Honeycutt
So many paychecks were cashed in with this movie. Donald Sutherland, Kate Hudson, Kevin Hart and, of course, Matthew McConaughey. Pre-McConaissance, it was a dark, dark time for the Texan acting powerhouse we know and love now. Like Atlas but if Atlas had rickets, he tries so hard to hold up Fool's Gold, but he simply can't as this derivative twaddle sputters towards its inevitable, cloying conclusion.
Andy Tennant's one-note filmography isn't exactly a calling card for creativity in this, but even by its own standards, it's amazingly dull. Taking a Romancing The Stone-style plot and surgically removing any narrative flare, it's a slog. Take the 'Token Exposition Scene'. It takes place 43 minutes into…
yeahhh McConaughey TAKE YOUR SHIRT OFF wooo!
..but no seriously this film is terrible.
Call me crazy, but I think this film is a hoot!
It's adventurous, exciting, has great humor, and is a perfect candidate to kill a few hours when all you want to do is sit in a sofa, munching pop corn.
I'm entertained by this.
I'd say that's pretty much mission:accomplished by Andy Tennant
I stupidly got Kate Upton and Kate Hudson mixed up so spent most of the film arguing with the wife.
Thinking about it, I might need to watch this one again.
Your uselessness is epic.
These two togetherrrrrrrrrr. I've seen this so many times.
A romantic comedy/adventure yarn about a treasure hunter in the Florida Keys (played by Matthew McConaughey) who juggles wooing his newly-divorced ex-wife (Kate Hudson) and finding a sunken treasure galleon full of gold and silver with the help of obligatory rich guy (Donald Sutherland), all while dodging some local criminal types (led by the decidedly unthreatening Kevin Hart from “Soul Plane”, playing a character named Bigg Bunny). A fairly pedestrian exercise that isn’t quite successful in either the adventure or romance departments. Sure, it's slick, but I was expecting more. But then again, I feel that way about a lot of director Andy Tennant's films - they are put together well, but lack a certain something that puts them over the top. Woodchuck sez, "May be your cup of tea."
pretty naff really - only good thing about it is there is A LOT of Matthew McConaughey without a shirt on!
It's actually a solid script packed with fun action moments and a screwy sense of humor
So I was looking for a rom-com to sit and watch with my wife and this was on Amazon Instant. I had completely missed that it was Andy Tennant directing and he is quite dreadful. I just focused in on Matthew McConaughey as I've been so into him recently. Between this film and Ghosts of Girlfriends past it convinced McConaughey to create the wonderment that is the McConaissance. He is so, so wasted here and yet he tries so hard to make this watchable. Nobody could. It's badly written from scene one and when you start badly it's an uphill struggle to pull the viewer in. The whole 'boat catches fire' scene was total bullshit. I was rolling my eyes constantly. So * for pre-McConaissance McConaughey and 1/2* for the amusement of everyone else cashing cheques. I'm looking at you, Ray Winstone and whatever that accent was.
Man... watching this, it's hard to imagine that Matthew McConaughey is an Oscar winning actor... I guess this came in his "blue period", when he was making such classics as Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Surfer, Dude....
The movie in itself is a mess, and the only saving grace for most parts, is the breathtaking scenery in which the movie takes place. Kate Hudson, the "wife" of our hero is meh, and so is the rest of the cast, that on paper, seemed like they could put together a decent tropical romp. Alexis Dziena as Gemma Honeycutt seems a bit jail-bait-ish, and a bit "uncomfortable", but on closer inspection, it seems that she's the same age as me! Well, her…
This is my dad's favorite rom com and so i have to watch this for a second time.
Just another rom-com.
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