Fools Rush In (1997)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Bennett Perry Richard
Anne Betancourt Amalia
Jill Clayburgh Nan
Stanley de Santis Judd Marshall
Stanley DeSantis Judd Marshall
Siobhan Fallon Lanie
Carlos Gomez Chuy
Carlos Gómez Chuy
Salma Hayek Isabel Fuentes
Tomas Milian Tomas
Matthew Perry Alex Whitman
Suzanne Snyder Cathy Stewart
Jon Tenney Jeff
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance
Director Andy Tennant; Andrew Tennant
Producer Doug Draizin
Writer Joan Taylor; Katherine Reback
Studio Columbia / TriStar
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 109 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.8
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. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 89
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 043396949492
Chapters 35
Release Date 12/3/2002
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby