Average Rating: 5.2/10
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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
Dec 18, 1987 Wide
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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.
Solid, fun entertainment that continued to show an appreciative public that Hawn was more than a ditzy blonde.
Marshall's sunny, sitcomedic comedies tend to be kinda bad but also compulsively watchable, and this one's no exception... [Blu-ray]
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.
Kurt Russell abuses Goldie Hawn into becoming a better, more caring woman? Who thinks this stuff is funny? Lots of people, unfortunately.
A good screwball comedy.
Overboard is a dizzy comedy about the ways in which wealth insulates the rich from the simple pleasures of life.
Professionally done romantic comedy, but not worth the bother.
Not rotten, so surprisingly good in its mediocrity.
Cute and inoffensive. Sweet but not so much that you hate yourself for liking it. This is a good thing.
Mediocre in every way. Memorable only because of whimsical camp value.
Audience Reviews for Overboard
- Joanna Stayton/"Annie Proffitt": Oh, and give my regards to Schwartzman and Heineken!
- Dr. Norman Korman: You're overwrought, Grant. I want you to take a Valium. Here, take one of mine.
- Cop at Hospital: Yeah, I bought my wife a garter at a yard sale once too.
- Dean Proffitt Carpenter: Well, I guess we better send the ol' ball and chain out to buy us more.
- Joanna Stayton/"Annie Proffitt": Well the truth of the matter is it's all mine, the boat, the money, everything is all mine.
- Joey Profitt: Hey, Trav, don't knock her up!
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