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Overboard (1987)


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This screwball comedy casts real-life couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn in a film that finds the latter returning to her roots in a role reminiscent of Private Benjamin (1980). Hawn stars as Joanna Stayton, a snooty heiress who summons carpenter Dean Proffitt (Russell) to her lavish yacht, where she wants an expanded closet constructed that will house her valuable wardrobe. When Dean fails to build the closet out of cedar, Joanna haughtily dismisses him without payment. Later, Joanna falls



Sep 19, 2000


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While the prospect of watching Miss Hawn play a rude, nasty socialite is appealing, and even the transformation to homebody is a funny idea, Overboard winds up taking things too far.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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A warm and funny movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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If there's an amnesia movie worse than Overboard, it slips my mind.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post | Comments (2)
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Solid, fun entertainment that continued to show an appreciative public that Hawn was more than a ditzy blonde.

February 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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Marshall's sunny, sitcomedic comedies tend to be kinda bad but also compulsively watchable, and this one's no exception... [Blu-ray]

August 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are truly the only reasons to keep watching this otherwise flaccid comedy, which feels static when it should zing and oppressive when it should soar.

August 1, 2011 Full Review Source:

'80s comedy has some iffy stuff for PG; won't interest kids.

August 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Kurt Russell abuses Goldie Hawn into becoming a better, more caring woman? Who thinks this stuff is funny? Lots of people, unfortunately.

October 20, 2005 | Comment (1)

A good screwball comedy.

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Overboard is a dizzy comedy about the ways in which wealth insulates the rich from the simple pleasures of life.

August 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Professionally done romantic comedy, but not worth the bother.

August 2, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not rotten, so surprisingly good in its mediocrity.

September 24, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Cute and inoffensive. Sweet but not so much that you hate yourself for liking it. This is a good thing.

June 22, 2003

Mediocre in every way. Memorable only because of whimsical camp value.

December 24, 2002
Arizona Daily Star

Audience Reviews for Overboard

One of the most tried and true of the screwball comedy formulas: uptown girl, downtown guy, together temporarily and hating it. 90 minutes later its wedding bells. Roll credits. Entirely dependent on the charisma of the leads. Russell and Hawn supply the goods in what only can be described as a guilty pleasure. Garry Marshall directs the predictable proceedings.
May 18, 2012

Super Reviewer

I did not buy the romance, and the plot points were so farcical this film was almost unwatchable. Is this seriously your favorite film,. Reese Witherspoon?
April 20, 2012

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Goldie Hawn is hilarious! A classic!
June 23, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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    1. Joanna Stayton/"Annie Proffitt": Oh, and give my regards to Schwartzman and Heineken!
    – Submitted by Kelly E (14 months ago)
    1. Dr. Norman Korman: You're overwrought, Grant. I want you to take a Valium. Here, take one of mine.
    – Submitted by Kelly E (14 months ago)
    1. Cop at Hospital: Yeah, I bought my wife a garter at a yard sale once too.
    – Submitted by Kelly E (14 months ago)
    1. Dean Proffitt Carpenter: Well, I guess we better send the ol' ball and chain out to buy us more.
    – Submitted by Kelly E (14 months ago)
    1. Joanna Stayton/"Annie Proffitt": Well the truth of the matter is it's all mine, the boat, the money, everything is all mine.
    – Submitted by Kelly E (14 months ago)
    1. Joey Profitt: Hey, Trav, don't knock her up!
    – Submitted by Kelly E (14 months ago)
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