Fool’s Gold Gets the Silver
Fool’s Gold was better than I thought it would be. True, the storyline of the dumb heiress was a bit obnoxious, but the main sail was pretty good. It does not hurt that the movie is set on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, a tropical paradise that is even more beautiful – if that is possible – in person.
Not surprisingly, the movie calls on Bob Marley and other reggae/island greats to fill the soundtrack. But it does a decent enough job with Desmond Dekker and DeeTown All Stars as well. The album does a pretty good job of capturing these songs – it scores 63/100, with five of the 8 songs from the movie on the soundtrack album.
Check out ReelSoundtrack for the videos and downloads of all the songs from the movie. And for your guilty listening pleasure, here’s a super cheesy live concert video of Desmond Dekker singing You Can Get it if You Really Want. Enjoy.