Fool's Gold

2008 PG-13 1h 52m DVD

Fool's Gold

2008 PG-13 1h 52m DVD
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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 a new clue rekindles his hope for riches -- and for salvaging his marriage.
Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Roger Sciberras, Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner, Brian Hooks, Kevin Hart, Alexis Dziena, Ray Winstone
Andy Tennant
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that with its likable, attractive stars -- Kate Hudson and the perpetually shirtless Matthew McConaughey (previously paired in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) -- this romantic comedy is likely to appeal to teen girls and women in search of a little eye candy. But it isn't just a romantic comedy, it's also a treasure-hunting adventure that features a few unexpectedly violent scenes. In fact, there's more violence than romance, which is limited to a couple of scenes of passionate kissing. There's also some language ("s--t," "bitch") and drinking.

Sexual Content

Finn is almost always shirtless. Tess frequently mentions how good Finn is in bed and has a flashback to a library where you can hear them moaning but don't see anything. In another scene, they kiss passionately and then fall to the floor, but there's no actual love scene. Two characters discuss the power of Finn's "raw sexuality." Gemma is always in a revealing, tight outfit or bikini. Lots of cleavage; quick shots of part of a bare butt and breasts (girls flashing), from a distance.


Finn is held at gunpoint and thrown tied to an anchor into the ocean. Several characters are shot at, and one dies from the shooting. Another character is taken hostage. Someone is pushed out of a flying helicopter into the ocean. Moe punches Finn in the face. Another character also dies in the water, which turns red.


The usual suspects: "s--t," "bitch," "bastard," "prick," "ass," etc.

Social Behavior

Finn prioritizes treasure hunting over being a responsible adult. Gemma is a rich bimbo stereotype. Tess seems more interested in Finn's body than anything else.


A few brand-names: MacPro laptop, Sidekick 3 PDA, Key West landmarks.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink beer, champagne, wine, and other cocktails with dinner or at bars.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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