Ben “Finn” Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) is an affable, modern-day treasure hunter who is obsessed with finding the legendary 18th century Queen’s Dowry—40 chests of priceless treasure that was lost at sea in 1715.  In his quest, Finn has sunk everything he has, including his marriage to Tess (Kate Hudson).

Just as Tess has begun to rebuild her life, working aboard a mega-yacht owned by billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland), Finn discovers a vital clue to the treasure’s whereabouts.  Much to Tess’ consternation, Finn maneuvers himself aboard Nigel’s yacht and, using his roguish charm, convinces the tycoon and his celebutante daughter, Gemma (Alexis Dziena), to join him in the pursuit of the Spanish riches.  Even Tess can’t resist the lure of finally uncovering the treasure that had eluded them for so long.

But they are not the only ones after the prize.  Finn’s one-time mentor, Moe Fitch (Ray Winstone), and a ruthless local gangster named Bigg Bunny (Kevin Hart) are intent on beating Finn to the trove.  Let the treasure hunt begin…

The romantic comedy adventure “Fool’s Gold” was directed by Andy Tennant, who broke records at the box office with the comedy “Hitch.”  The film also reunites Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, who had previously teamed on the romantic comedy smash “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”



April 18, 2008


Andy Tennant


John Claflin & Daniel Zelman, Andy Tennant (screenplay)


Warner Bros.


Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller




113 minutes