Fools Rush In (Bilingual)
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Matthew Perry (Chandler from TV's "Friends") stars as Alex Whitman, a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek, Desperado), and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn't see Isabel again until three months later, when he learns that she is pregnant. On a whim and a prayer, he proposes. However, there's more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn in this perfect date movie.
Opposites attract in this conventional but refreshingly unpredictable romantic comedy. New York nightclub designer (Matthew Perry, from television's Friends) is in Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a new project when he meets a fiery Mexican beauty (Salma Hayek). It's lust at first sight, and their one-night stand takes an unexpected turn when she shows up three months later to announce that she's pregnant. They're determined to do right for each other, so they get married in a Vegas chapel with an Elvis impersonator as their witness. Then comes the hard part--trying to figure out if they're actually compatible. The plot complications are mostly familiar, but Perry and Hayek throw some bright sparks as their initial bliss turns to more realistic concerns for family and future. Along the way there's some sharp dialogue and a few good laughs to give this all-too-human comedy an enjoyable spin. --Jeff Shannon
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Generally, there seem to be 2 basic formulas for romance stories in movies. The first formula is for a couple to start off disliking each other and end up loving each other. The second is for the couple to meet, be tested by an adversity, overcome it and live happily ever after. And one thing these two formulas share in common too often is the rush to have sex. That's where this movie comes in. It turns these formulas on their ear.
In a way, this movie makes fun of the cliche' formulas of romantic movies.
While trying not to give anything away, "Fools Rush In" reverse engineers the process of building a lasting relationship. In so doing, I couldn't help be think about my own relationships and wonder if I've taken all the steps and covered all the bases myself.
The movie addresses in a delightfully funny and entertaining way some of the many of the major decisions couples need to work out, such as: how they will mitigate cultural differences, how they will work out career conflicts, where they should live, when to have children, what to do with well-meaning but medling friends and family...
This really is a surprisingly insightful romantic comedy; I have no regrets for purchasing it and I doubt you will either.
Another positive aspect of the movie is Salma Hayek's physical presence. I agree one hundred percent with that movie critic who wrote that she has the face of an angel and a body to kill for. She is at the same time sensual and sweet, a really devastating combination...
As for the rest of the movie, it was enjoynable, but not exceptional. Yes, the actors had grat chemistry and were both really good, but it's their characters tht I could not like that much, especially Alex. He is too modernly confused a man for me to like him. He still acts and behaves like a boy. He is galaxies away from the William Wallace of "Braveheart," or even the cocky Doug Dorsey of "The Cutting Edge." As for Isabel, she was more mature and also really sweet, but her stress on her catholic heritage turned me off... (come on, signs everywhere?)
Anyways, a positive message from the movie is that a marriage is a serious commitment based on love, care and understanding, and not something to be taken lightly a là Las Vegas wedding chapels.
But let us not forget that a marriage is also about romance, and that final kiss at the wedding with the song of Elvis in the background really made me smile for a day.
Most recent customer reviews
This DVD arrived quickly and undamaged without any defects. Thanks, Amazon, Dano. :)Published 21 months ago by D. Busslinger
Un très bon film. Adorable, divertissant. Un film à avoir dans sa bibliothèque.Published 23 months ago by Regis Larouche
One of the best romantic movies I ever saw, have seen it a million times, but love it see it again and again, so got my own copy so that I do not have to wait for a TV RereunPublished on April 4 2013 by ahutpub
the DVD was sent timely an din very good shape just as described by the seller. Very happy with purchasePublished on Oct. 12 2011 by KJ
I love this movie. It has become my all-time favorite love story. Very well done!Published on Feb. 22 2004 by Amazon Customer
This is a delightful and funny movie, Matthew and Selma are both great, there was a real chemistry with their character's. Read morePublished on July 1 2003
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