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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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All Critics (62) | Top Critics (24)

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…

A wholly adequate spin on the dying romantic-comedy genre, and both Faris and Derbez come out looking like champs.

May 4, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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