As we continue discussing rom-com movies, I’m going to talk about Fools Rush in. The film came out in 1997. However, yesterday it was the first time I saw the movie on Amazon Prime under the Starz subscription. The film stars Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek.
I have to say that this is somewhat of an underrated film from 1997. I would need to rewatch it again to catch on to more things. The story is about an American who falls for a Mexican girl. Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek), and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn’t see Isabel again until three months later when he learns that she is pregnant.
The movie has beautiful scenery of the grand canyon, the desert, and the great grandmother’s Mexican “casa.” The surround sound is delightful. It includes a great many songs, all of which blend in nicely with the movie. The Elvis songs near the end of the film are quite touching.
Perry and Hayek are sensational. The casting was excellent. Matthew Perry’s body language is superb for the kind of light comedy role he plays. He also did the emotional stuff well. Although not entirely sure about his feelings, his heart pulled him head-first into marriage.
Salma is a good actress and adds a lot to the humor. I’ve always been proud of Salma’s work in the film industry. It is a charming, relaxing film to watch. The story is fresh and vibrant.