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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's comedic chops elevate waterlogged material, but not even their buoyant chemistry can keep Overboard's creepy concept afloat. Read critic reviews
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Joanna Stayton, Annie Proffitt
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Audience Reviews for Overboard
Jan 21, 2013I really enjoyed this movie; it's so 80's, but that's one of the things that makes it great. Kurt Russell plays Dean, a carpenter who is also a single father to four boys. He takes on a job for Joanna, an extremely rich and ignorant woman who takes advantage of Dean's carpentry skills and decides not to pay him. Eventually, something happens to Joanna and she gets amnesia and remembers nothing about her past. Dean then calls her his wife and uses her for house chores. The beginning is a little goofy, I admit, but it becomes such a warm story of family and parenthood. Despite the ending being a little predictable, I was totally fine with it. Overall, Overboard is one of the defining movies of the 80's and still holds it's charm to this day.
Sep 19, 2012Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell star in the romantic comedy Overboard. The story follows a rich socialite who gets amnesia after falling off of her yacht, and is taken in by a local carpenter who convinces her that she's his wife in order to get her to take care of his kids. The story is rather predictable and formulaic, but the characters are fun and make it work. So even though Overboard is a standard family comedy, there's some heart to it that makes it enjoyable and fun to watch.Dann M Super Reviewer
May 18, 2012One 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.
Apr 20, 2012I 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?Jennifer X Super Reviewer