Fools Rush In (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Fools Rush In (1997)



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Two relative strangers try to turn a one night stand into a marriage in this romantic comedy. Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the town, meets Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek), a free-spirited Mexican-American photographer. Alex and Isabel are overtaken by lust at first sight and end up spending the night together; however, their immediate attraction doesn't last in the cold light of day, and they don't see each other for another three months. When they do meet again, it's because Isabel has some interesting news for Alex: she's pregnant with his child. Alex and Isabel decide that they should do the right thing and quickly get married (with an Elvis impersonator serving as witness), but after Isabel meets Alex's mom (Jill Clayburgh), and Alex is confronted by Isabel's father (Tomas Milian), both start to wonder if "doing the right thing" was just that, especially as Alex tries to balance his career in New York with Isabel's desire to continue working in Nevada. Fools Rush In gave Matthew Perry his first big-screen starring role following his success on the TV series Friends.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Comedy , Romance
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Matthew Perry
as Alex Whitman
Salma Hayek
as Isabel Fuentes
Jon Tenney
as Jeff
Stanley DeSantis
as Judd Marshall
Suzanne Snyder
as Cathy Stewart
Mark Adair-Rios
as Juan Fuentes
Annie Combs
as Dr. Lisa Barnes
Shelley Morrison
as Aunt Carmen
María Cellario
as Aunt Yolanda
Irene Hernandez
as Aunt Rosa
Josh Cruze
as Antonio Fuentes
Randy Sutton
as Dam Policeman
Christopher Michael
as Dam Policeman
Angel Valdez
as Carlos
Cesar Santana
as Enrique
Garret Davis
as Osha Rep
Chris O'Neill
as Priest
John Tripp
as Man in Lobby
Andrew Hill Newman
as Assorted Cheeses Man
Rupert Baca
as Porter
Jan Austell
as Bruce Stewart
Cydney Arther
as Diane Stewart
Leslie Silva
as Process Server
Maryann Plunkett
as Heliport Mother
Juel Mendel
as Receptionist
Salvador Saldana
as Mariachi Singer
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Critic Reviews for Fools Rush In

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (7)

Take away the ethnic/pregnancy angles, and we've seen this premise countless times -- all the way back to the spate of post-World War II romances about returning veterans and the mates they married in a blink.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

A fun no-brainer that successfully casts a sweet romantic spell.

Full Review… | September 17, 2005

No laughs in this one at all. Who decided to write a movie about a club designer? Boring concept, no chemistry.

July 14, 2003

Fools rush in to watch this stupid romantic comedy.

March 4, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Shows how love leads away from reason into the mysteries of the heart.

Full Review… | August 29, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Stick to the sitcoms, Matt.

July 26, 2002

Audience Reviews for Fools Rush In

"You will never know love unless you surrender to it". My main reason for renting this movie was because I started to watch Friends and Matthew Perry was hilarious in it so I decided to get this, and you know what I was ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY not dissapointed. You know it was still the same type of movie Matthew Perry would do but at the same time this movie was funny but a touching love story. Matthew Perry will forever be my fave, and he always will be! :) Salma Hayek is a good actress herself too.

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

hated it thought it was boring and pointless

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Very cute movie.

Nani Vang
Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

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