Fools Rush In

Fools Rush In DVD Cover

Fools Rush In DVD Cover

I watched “Fools Rush In” few years ago. The only reason I was interested in the movie was that my favorite Hollywood comedian Matthew Perry was in it. But when I watched the movie I understood it is more than Perry. It has a beautiful, reliable story line too. Fools Rush In is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek star the main roles.

Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is an architect from Manhattan, New York City.  He talks with his whole body than with mouth. He is sent to Las Vegas with his friend to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex meets beautiful Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek), a Mexican-American photographer. They meet at a queue to a washroom in Las Vegas. Isabel, due to strange reasons, agrees to share his room and ends up having sex several times in the night. Isabel runs off the room next morning before Alex wakes up and disappears into thin air. Alex thinks the one night’s stand is over and forgets the incident. They don’t see each other for three months and Alex works in the night club construction work with his friend.

One day, suddenly Isabel runs into Alex’s construction site and breaks the news that she is pregnant with his child. Alex confronts saying that he used a condom – a lot of condoms when he had sex with her that fateful night. But she says one of the condoms might have been broken and she is now with a child. Alex says he respects her decision to abort but she says she is keeping the baby and leaves. Alex, trying to overcome the guilt, fails and follows her and proposes her to marry him immediately. They marry and once the news reaches Isabel’s huge family, the father comes with a gun to Alex’s construction site and threatens him for marrying without a proper ceremony with his whole family. Later they come to a compromise and Alex visits Isabel’s family and is surprised with her huge family’s warm welcome, their traditions and learns to live with them. The family provides them a beautiful and colorful house with a toilet inside the bedroom.

A Scene from Fools Rush In

A Scene from Fools Rush In

But after Isabel meets Alex’s parents, things start to fall apart. Besides, Alex tries to balance his career in New York with Isabel’s desire to continue working in Nevada. Typical disagreements of a couple emerge and from there the real twists happen and you will have to buy the DVD to see what happens next.


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