Fools Rush In//B+,B+

Columbia/1996/109m/ANA 1.85,FS 1.33


     A very charming bit of romantic fluff that features an excellent comic turn from Matthew Perry. The   chemistry with co-star Salma Hayek works well. While the actors clearly have contrasting styles, this works nicely. Each exhibits their own brand of ebullience, tuned for romantic comedy. Jon Tenny adds some energetic supporting work. The basic Hollywood tale of boy meets girl, boy loses girl. boy finds girl again is played out in New York and Las Vegas and its surrounding environs.
     Directed by Andy Tennant with some outstanding montage sequences, there are some questionable scenes of blatant racism, but those portrayed with unusual directness ultimately fare the best.

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Line up for love.©Columbia Tristar

     A very colorful transfer that is mostly sharp in detail, there is  live grain in some scenes. Contrast levels are excellent. In all, a very pleasing picture. Presented in both anamorphic widescreen 1.85 and PS 1.33. The Dolby Digital 5:1 recording is upbeat.
































































































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