I understand why a studio exec might decide to greenlight a romantic comedy-adventure starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. After all, their last outing, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, was a pretty big box-office hit. But with all due respect to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, it takes more than two (bankable stars) to make a thing go right. At the very least, you also need a witty screenwriter, and a skilled director — elements seem that appear to be missing from the trailer for Fool’s Gold.
I know, I know…you don’t want to watch this mess. But just like one might try to make overcooked lima beans seem more palatable by smothering them with melted Velveeta, let’s turn this moment into a game of sorts. Watch the Fool’s Gold trailer right this instant, then report back to your fellow PopWatchers: How many times did it make you laugh*.
I’ll get us started: Zero! Quick, your turn!
(*Small chuckles count; half-grins and pained gasps do not.)