Overboard (2018)


Critic Consensus: Overboard makes poor use of the ever-charming Anna Faris -- and chooses questionable source material -- to offer a remake that fails to clear the fairly low bar set by the original.


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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Pantelion Films presents Overboard, a fresh take on the iconic romantic comedy. In a splashy new twist, Overboard focuses on "Leonardo" (EUGENIO DERBEZ), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico's richest family and "Kate" (ANNA FARIS), a working class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo's luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work - for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new "family" and co-workers. But, with Leonardo's billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good? A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Pantelion Films of a 3Pas Studios production, Overboard is set for release on May 4, 2018.

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Critic Reviews for Overboard

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (25)

[Faris] could be a big star with the right material, perhaps something with more seriousness and pathos. Overboard isn't it.

Jun 22, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Anna Faris and Mexico's biggest star Eugenio Derbez step into Goldie and Kurt's shoes - but they can't keep this gender-reversed reboot from sinking like stone.

May 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Suffice it to say, you'd be safer to leave this one floating without a life jacket and just renting the '87 one again.

May 4, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Let's be real. That premise is so jacked up it's insane that Hollywood would bank on a remake.

May 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Overboard demonstrates that not every idea deserves an encore. If the gender switch fostered some curiosity, the result is a comedy that -- even without amnesia -- would better be forgotten.

May 4, 2018 | Full Review…
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There is nothing worse than to sit through what purports to be a comedy and never have a reason to engage your laugh reflex.

May 4, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Overboard


As it is probably known, this 2018 rom-com is a remake of a guilty pleasure previously done in the 1980's, only here it's done with a teeny tiny agenda. That agenda, overt inclusion of Latino culture, adds a different flavor to the mix. Everything's carefully handled so as to not put off old fans of the original all the while injecting new blood. "Not bad" is the final result. Cute more than funny.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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From a parent perspective: I was overcome with emotion the moment the youngest of Anna Faris' daughters gets on her training wheel-less bike and chases down Eugenio Derbez's Leo after his memory returns and he elects to leave them. Needless to say, this was more of a response than I expected to give what seemed like little more than a corporate-mandated re-make of the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell gem that I watched countless times during my adolescence. I understand continuing the effort to turn Derbez into as much of an international pull as possible, but why re-make what is among the pinnacle of romantic comedies? Turns out there isn't really a good reason, but that 2018's Overboard is funny and charming where it counts and genuinely affecting when it matters most makes this a perfect candidate for a "movie night" rental. A well balanced meal with sweet and salty flavors that coasts off the conceit and capitalizes on the charisma of its two leads.

Philip Price
Philip Price

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