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Leonardo, a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico's
richest family and Kate, a working class single mom of three
hired to clean Leonardo's luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing
to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the
Oregon coast with amnesia.
Comedy Romantic - This is a gender-reversed reimagining/update of the 1987 Goldie
Hawn/Kurt Russell romantic comedy, with Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris
taking over the lead roles. Fans of the stars, as well as supporting
star Eva Longoria, will enjoy this film though Faris fans may be a
little disappointed by her playing the straight person here for the
most part. Some language and suggestive humor make the film not for
young kids, but parents of pre-teens may consider this to be acceptable.
PROFANITY: 10 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief male rear nudity in a non-sexual context. VIOLENCE: Comic hits and falls. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags, sometimes suggestive; kid humor.
NY PostFull Review Poor Hollywood isn't just churning out crummy remakes of great films anymore — now it's doing awful remakes of mediocre films. For evidence, see "Overboard.” Or, rather, don't. ...starring the much less appealing duo of Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez. It really sinks.
Rolling StoneFull Review Average Even by the standards of disbelief-suspending comedy, the remake's plot is damn near impossible to swallow, especially when there's such an abundant lack of chemistry. Or, worse, when Leo turns good guy and starts to enjoy being a poor workslave and also, like, everybody loves him!
Slant MagazineFull Review Poor All of the broad physical humor and nods to telenovelas can't distract from the fact that Overboard seems to endorse psychological exploitation as a means not just of revenge but, more disturbingly, of creating a tight-knit family unit.
NewsdayFull Review Below Average ...it never actually manages to be a good movie. The one thing they do get right in the remake is to liken the outlandish amnesia tale to the melodramatic telenovelas that are constantly watched in the kitchen of the pizza shop where Kate (Faris), a single mom of three girls, delivers pizzas.
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Hailing from one of Mexico's richest families, Leonardo Montenegro (Eugenio
Derbez) has it all
as a cheerfully spoiled, rich playboy who epitomizes the luxurious life of all
play and no work.
Meanwhile, Kate Sullivan (Anna Faris) more than represents the hard-working
wrangling children and multiple jobs, all while studying to become a nurse.
These disparate lives
are destined to cross when Kate is hired to clean up the glittery aftermath of
Leo's latest party
on the family's glamorous yacht. Yet, when Kate staunchly refuses to honor Leo's
request to bring
him a snack, he unjustly fires her without pay, setting in motion a series of
events that change
both their lives.
Heading home to Mexico on his family's orders, Leo's decision to continue his
celebration leads to the ultimate hangover as he accidentally falls overboard in
the dead of night.
After being found walking the streets of an Oregon town with amnesia, Leo is
sent to a local
hospital to recover. As Leo's story makes the local news, Kate's quick-thinking
boss Theresa (Eva
Longoria) sees a golden opportunity to help her financially strapped friend:
pretend to be Leo's
wife... just for a little while.
Armed with the perfect fake marriage certificate and an earnest smile, Kate's
better than she could have ever imagined. After a few tough starts and some
callouses, Leo goes from being a rudderless playboy to a happy working-class dad
three in no time. Yet, as he settles into a vida less loca, it is only a matter
of time before Leo's
family - or memory - catches up to the truth. Can a vengeful little lie keep a
new love and family
Sometimes, you just need to go a little overboard to find out.