The Reel Review
This remake of the classic 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell romantic comedy Overboard flips genders, with Anna Faris as a working class parent who, stiffed on a job the day before by a wealthy yacht owner (Eugenio Derbez), gets revenge after he falls overboard and gets amnesia, by claiming him as her husband… and father of her three daughters. What made the original such a cult classic is the onscreen chemistry between real life partners Hawn and Russell and a charming, heartfelt story loaded with hilarious and clever one-liners. Sadly, none of that exists between Faris and Derbez, who have the onscreen chemistry of a mildewy dishtowel in this depressingly bland and humorless remake, with Derbez’s role a blatant ploy for Spanish speaking moviegoers, and the only good parts being those that rehash the original, only not as well done. The one upside – the cute daughters, which reunites (but underutilizes) Alyvia Alyn Lind and Hannah Nordberg who played Dolly and best friend Judy in Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. Save your money and just rewatch the 1987 original.
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