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FOOLS RUSH IN ($35) is a sweet little romantic comedy that plays off the culture clash of a couple that fate has destined to be together. Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek star as a couple who have a one-night-stand, which turns into a lifetime commitment when she finds herself pregnant. He is the pragmatic and uptight New York executive who has come to Las Vegas to open a nightclub for his company. She is the wide-eyed Mexican-American dreamer, who hopes to become a great photographer. Immediately after their marriage, both sets of in-laws try to convince the couple that they have made a huge mistake. To make matters worse, the newlywed’s own personal philosophies about life and their careers become increasingly difficult hurdles to overcome. Perry and Hayek are engaging performers, and their personal chemistry adds a lot to the film. The cast of FOOLS RUSH IN also includes Jon Tenney, Carlos Gómez, Tomás Milián, Siobhan Fallon, John Bennett Perry and Jill Clayburgh.

Columbia TriStar Home Video has done a fine job transferring FOOLS RUSH IN to Laserdisc. The Letterboxed transfer restores the film to its proper 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratio and the image appears properly balanced. The Letterboxing also restores Robbie Greenberg’s great looking cinematography, which uses the desert vistas around Las Vegas as well as Hoover Dam to help set the mood for the film. The transfer has very good color and an excellent level of detail.

The digitally encoded Dolby Surround soundtrack has a soft and pleasing mix, which also enhances the romantic atmosphere of this film. The Sony DADC pressing had a few speckles, but otherwise it is quite good.

FOOLS RUSH IN is what one would term a "great date movie" and on home video it certainly would enhance a romantic evening at home. So if you’re in the mood for romance or are a romantic at heart, you will certainly enjoy this sweet, comic film.


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