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Still shot from the movie: Fool’s Gold.

Fool’s Gold

Ben and Tess Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson) are treasure hunters whose relationship has encountered some rough seas. But just as the winds of divorce start to blow, Ben finds a clue to some sunken gold, which he hopes might just keep his marriage afloat too. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: D+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 07 Feb 2008
Video Release: 16 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Fool’s Gold Rated PG-13?


This tale about finding sunken treasure does have a daughter and father working out their differences and a husband and wife rethinking a divorce. However, other content overshadows these highlights. Violence consists of gunplay, with characters being threatened and shot at (some non-life-threatening wounds result). A man is harpooned in the leg, a woman is kidnapped by men and forced into a deep hole, and a pilot is kicked out of a plane while the craft is still in the air. Sexual content ranges from a variety of tiny bikinis and low cut shirts to one brief shot of fully exposed female breasts. Sexual activity between a married man and woman are implied as well as overheard. There are also plenty of sexual innuendos, including comments made by a homosexual couple. Moderate profanities and terms of deity are used frequently throughout the script. Alcohol use to the point of drunkenness is depicted, and one inebriated character is portrayed driving a boat.

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