Overboard

Overboard

DVD - 2018
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A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.
Publisher: [United States] :, Pantelion Films,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY OVE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 112 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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booksmile
Oct 07, 2018

Premise is still problematic (kidnapping, consent issues, etc) like the original but this remake is a welcome update, much more diverse, and a fun watch.

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susancp61
Sep 30, 2018

Surprisingly entertaining.
Good casting and well acted.

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Angie206
Sep 24, 2018

Cute movie but nothing close to the original with Goldie Hawn&Kurt Russell!

shokolit Sep 21, 2018

I liked this movie. It is funny and well acted. However, as a fan of the original Overboard (from the 80's, with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel), I hate to say, it is not as good as the original.

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MiLee75
Sep 19, 2018

Hated it. Had a few laughs but romance was completely lost. Leads felt mismatched and unconvincing as love interests. Too much of original script used...literally word for word.

AD_Library Sep 18, 2018

I was surprised by how good this remake was. I loved the Original "Overboard" with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I was a bit concerned that this movie was just going to poorly repeat the same story, but instead, it was good enough to be a stand alone, with the perfect amount of the old main storyboard parts peppered in, but in a way that wasn't entirely predictable.
I think it would much more enjoyable to watch this one if you are familiar with the first one. If you don't know the original movie, I can see how this story may seem to have a ridiculous plot. But it is charming- give it a chance, suspend your disbelief.
One thing I found amusing... the "poor" family was no where near as poor as the family in the original, which shows how Hollywood standards have changed our perceptions in the last 30 years. But otherwise, a wonderful and romantic comedy. Really worth watching. Funny, cute and sweet.

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B00ks2go
Sep 14, 2018

Not Eugenio Derbez's best work, but his expressions are priceless and the slapstick is hilarious. There is good chemistry between him and his co-stars--especially his "daughters." Sweet, silly, and touching at times, but basically a farce/comedy.

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LauraSteinert
Sep 11, 2018

I usually hate remakes. So many good ideas out there by new writers going untouched. However, I LOVE this movie. It was much better than the original, which I loved.
Twice I had to dab away the tears, I did a LOT of laughing, some of it very loudly. The "I hate it reviews" are most likely from two categories. 1.) Some people can't or won't read subtitles. 2.) Some people have no concept of being Hispanic/Mexican or even of second or third generation American who can still speak Spanish (Not saying racists, but you know what you are.)
Brilliantly cast with Eugenio Derbez and Anna Feris. The daughters were adorable, and pretty good actors--the little one made me cry. The lunch scene by the pool reminds me of many conversations I overheard back when I did farm labor. The discussion of telenovelas was hilarious, and spot on to countless arguments I've had defending them against haters.
Love, love, love the chemistry, the sight gags, the authenticity of the long-time American citizens who still battle the stigma of immigrant. I went to bed saying "I no spe-atch de En-sisch." Keeping to watch a second time.
Ignore anti-immigrant crowd who panned the movie and borrow it. Tremendous fun awaits you.

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oPod
Sep 10, 2018

1) Financially struggling lady kidnaps an amnesiac that once wronged her. Taking advantage of his medical condition she enslaves him by use of fraudulent documentation and lies to seek revenge on him and to further her own cause. All of which should land her in jail (along with her accomplices), bar her from the nursing profession that she's preparing for and cause her to lose custody of her daughters, but doesn't. Instead of justice the victim of this crime transforms from an obnoxious, ultra-rich, elitist, playboy to a less wealthy, yet still rich, humble, loving husband and father. How so many wrongs make a right or a chuckle is beyond me. Redonkulous Stockholm syndrome anyone?

2) As a Hispanic myself, it is nice to see the portrayal of people, culture and discussions that I can relate to, but the representation of my people wasn't endearing. The Mexican amnesiac, despite being well educated and talented was duped into working menial labor and demeaned through much of the process. Exploiting immigrant labor at a whole new level, this film is much like a telenovela, but a telenovela might have done a better job addressing social issues, instead of exasperating the issues.

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singidunum_25
Sep 02, 2018

My sugesstion to potential viewers of this movie is to ignore all comments here and on imdb.com. Also, do not compare with original movie too. Each of them are funny, have a great fairy tale story and entertaing.
This version was smartly done, matching together very popular Spanish speaking actor Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris, very popular comic actress too. Like that, 2 type of audiences are covered: Latin America who loves telenovelas and the rest who love a good comedy.
Need to say that first 5 minutes are a little bit "overboard", but after that, you will be laughing a lot. Just relax and enjoy. Do not think too much.:-)

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jimg2000
Aug 11, 2018

Only these two quotes in IMDb:

Molly: What's a pervert ?
Kate: Nothing.
Molly: Can I have one ?
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Leonardo: [to his doctor] Can you get me a prettier nurse ?
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Here are more:

I'm a grown man with a tattoo on his butt.
-Is that Speedy Gonzales?
Do you know another cartoon mouse with a sombrero? I hate the pussycat.
-Let me guess, you were, uh, a little tipsy when you got that?
Not at all. I love Speedy. He's fast, he's charming. He's Mexican. He outsmarts the pussycat and brings delicious cheese to his people. And he's just fun to look at.

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jimg2000
Aug 11, 2018

You're not the only one with a dead husband.
-Dad's not dead, you're divorced!
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Just because those girls were not conceived with my seed, doesn't make me any less their father or a man.
-Of course not. I just...
I'm not done. All I do is work and work and slave for this family. I may not have put us in the lap of luxury, but I'm a provider.
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It's just that most people don't actually have to choose between love and money.
-It's not easy.
It's easy. I choose you.
--- Leo, you're giving up a lot, dude. No one would begrudge you if you wanted to take a few minutes.
-Bobby, would you stay out of this?
---What? I'm just saying! Love fades, okay? I mean, it's wonderful. But some of the excitement goes away. Now, money...
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No. Fair is fair. He has paid his debt. I have tortured him long enough.
-Okay. You're really gonna hate doing your own laundry again.

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