Fools Rush In

Synopsis: Sparks fly and cultures collide in this romantic comedy about a casual night of passion that turns into the love of a lifetime. Alex Whitman is a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes, and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn't see Isabel again until three months later, when he learns she is pregnant. On a whim and prayer, he proposes. However, there's more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Andy Tennant
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Santa. Santa.


There's a face I haven't seen lately.

How are you, Alex? How was Miami?

Great! We opened the doors

last Saturday.

I hope you packed your snowshoes.

J.F.K. Took me three hours.

- You in town for a while?

- No. Next stop is Tokyo.

- You guys are taking over the world.

- That's the idea.

Merry Christmas!

Whoa! Am I on the right floor?

Who are you people,

and why don't you work for a living?

- Look who's back.

- Mr. "On time and under budget"!

Long time no see.

What's with the fish?

It's a key chain. What's with the party?

Don't we still design nightclubs?

Not during the holidays.

Merry Christmas, Whitman.


Yo, Hemingway, hold up.

Not so fast.

I see your divorce

has left you shattered.

I finally found two women

who understand my pain.

- Listen. You don't want to go in there.

- Why? What's up?

Charlie Peters just got Tokyo.

He leaves in the morning.

- You are taking over Vegas.

- No, no. I'm supposed to get Tokyo.

You do not want Tokyo.

I don't want Tokyo?

I want Las Vegas?

Listen. Everything that's famous

about Las Vegas is about leaving it!

That movie, the song, even the mob left.

What happened to Reynolds?

Just get in there!

Look. This could get me fired.

At 10:
00 this morning,

I closed a deal...

to purchase a 50,000-square-foot space

across the street from the Royalton.

If you play your cards right,

you'll come home with your sweetest gig.

The Midtown Club.

We're finally gonna do it. And guess

who will still be eating Sushi?

Charlie Peters!

We have conference rooms,

you know.

He just needed a hug, sir.

It's the holidays.

They're just so hard.

Excuse me.

I'm afraid I'm gonna need you

in Vegas.

Vegas? Did you say, Vegas?

That's my favorite city

in the world.

It's a family business.

Everybody tried to steal this guy.

- You're wasting your time.

- That's why I want him.

Great week, guys.

Thanks for the hustle.

Here are your keys. Your furniture's in.

I got you groceries.

Are you sure you wouldn't be happier

at one of the hotels?

Too many distractions.

Hot! Hot!

It's January, for Christ's sake!

Chuy, I'm not ready for marriage.

I love you,

but I don't love you like that.

So I really think

we should see other people.

What do you think?

Lose the part about seeing other people?

Yeah, I think you're right.

Yes, I'm sure! My great grandmother

said I should wait for a sign.

Remember that necklace that he got me

for Christmas? It broke.

I gotta pee. I'II tell you everything

when I get home.

Lanie, I haven't stopped since Nogales.

I gotta go. Bye.

- Excuse me. I was here.

- I think I would've noticed that.

No! You see, I was on the phone,

and the line moved.

But I couldn't move with it because

the cord wouldn't stretch that far.

I'd like to believe you,

but your nose is actually growing.

Come on. I thought

that was pretty good.

You realize

that I could die for this.

I pee really fast.

I live with five brothers,

three cousins and only one bathroom.

Believe me, I can pee faster

than anybody in the world.

Really? A gold medalist.

This I have to see.

Thank you.

I was just about to say that.

I told him to stop being a pig

in front of our new priest.

That's Father Alex to you.

I'm Isabel.

So all that on the phone,

that waiting for a sign stuff?

Is that a religious thing

or a cultural thing?

Do you always listen

to other people's conversations?

- Like to go to the end of the line?

- Why do you want to know?

It just sounded a little deep for...

It just sounded a little deep

for a Friday night. I was curious.

Religion is a very important part

of our culture...

at least in my family.

I believe that your destiny

has already been decided.

You just have to read the signs.

You don't believe that?

No. I think if a guy gets hit by a bus,

it's because he wasn't looking...

not because of some master plan.

You don't think it was fate...

you were standing in this line

when I got off the phone?

Fate? No. I think it was more

of a bladder thing.

Oh, that's too bad.

Because, you see, I happen

to think there's an explanation...

beyond reason, beyond all logic...

that brought you

right to this very spot...

at the exact same time...

that I showed up

at this very spot.

You do?


And why would fate go

to all that trouble?

So that I wouldn't have

to wait in line.


Thank you. All right.


We got the meeting with Tracy Verna.

It's set. 5:
30 at your place.

Alcoholic Beverage Commission?

- Any idea the power this woman abuses?

- Jeff, who are you talking to?

I know how important she is.

She sounded blonde.

Audibly blonde.

She's married to the County Supervisor.

Do not hit on this woman.

- I'll pick up some wine.

- Do not hit on this woman.

- I'll make it expensive.

- He's gonna hit on the woman.

Whoa. Incoming.

It's a long story.

Hi. I'm looking for Alex.

You know, he just ducked out.

Shoot! I thought I might catch him.

We've been trading calls for months now,

but he's always so busy.

Come on in. Want to leave him a note?

There's a pad on his desk.

- No, that's okay.

- Sure?

I'm Catherine Stewart.

Our families are very old friends.

- Alex, they need you on-site.

- He went to the store.

- His car's outside.

- He took a bulldozer, okay, Donna?

- He's always in three places at once.

- That is our Alex.

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Katherine Reback

Katherine Reback (1950/51 – May 24, 2010) was an American screenwriter, best known for the screenplay of the 1997 romantic comedy Fools Rush In and for penning the production draft of the 1983 film, Flashdance.Reback was a native of Stamford, Connecticut. She received her bachelor's degree from Columbia University. She launched her career in the mid-1970s, while working for Alan King in New York City. Reback also began writing for such television shows as The Line and One Day at a Time.In 1980, Reback relocated to California. In addition to screenwriting, Reback contributed to Bill Clinton's speech writing team during his 1992 presidential campaign.Reback worked as a writer for Fox Television Studios for the last fifteen years of her life, until her death in 2010.Katherine Reback died of cancer on May 24, 2010, in Los Angeles at the age of 59. She was survived by husband, Sonny King (the couple had been married for 15 years); three stepchildren; and a step-grandchild. more…

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