Seems like all the other commenters haven't actually seen this movie and are just upset that it's a remake. Yes, it's a remake, but it's its own movie, too. As someone who HAS seen this and loves the original , I thought it stood on its own, differentiated itself nicely from the original while also updating the story in a way that feels timely and fresh. I also found it surprisingly funny, sweet, heartfelt, and utterly enjoyable. A great change of pace from all the cynical, mean-spirited comedies these days and endless parade of Marvel movies.
Yes it is a remake... and it made laugh a lot. (by mrtnalvrz-933-495406)
Hollywood loves to gamble on remakes. They bet on our nostalgia and love for the originals. But this movie has it's own soul. Not only modernizes this classic from Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, it gives it a unique identity by mixing accomplished actors with different nationalities. Eugenio Derbez is a successful Mexican Comedian and Anna Farris is as cute as funny as she has always been, and the 2 of them give balance and heart to this movie. It is fun to watch and lighthearted. Not an Oscar-winning movie, but truly a fun movie to spend 90 minutes laughing. WARNING: The jokes have a <more>
mixture of US and Mexican humor. You may not get all of them, but you will still have fun with the actors' performances.
From someone who is a fan of the original and actually has seen this remake, I can honestly say I enjoyed this film. It was a lot of fun, filled with heartfelt and genuinely funny moments. I LOVED that this starred a lot of popular Mexican actors, like Eugenio Derbez, and showcased what they can do to a main stream American audience. They were able to make me laugh in English and Spanish and I appreciated that their conversations were authentic and relatable to everyone that sees it. Definitely not one to miss!
Enjoyable...cute date movie (by newtonvicky)
A movie you can just go to and enjoy..it's not trying to be something it's not , the actors we're good and the acting not bad ...lots of funny little scenes and a couple of tears...I enjoyed especially seeing the Hispanic actors and the subtitles didn't bother me at all. i had seen the original and liked this one better ..no frantic screaming from Goldie Hawn.I left the theater having enjoyed a movie without feeling like I had been hit over the head with a volume of Shakespeare or that I was left hanging waiting for the sequel or that somehow I was to know the deep dark secret <more>
the director wants me to know...just simply enjoyed a movie for entertainment sake
It was cute and funny! This is not an Emmy award movie so take it as it is, a cute remake of a great movie.
People need to stop hating on this great entertaining film! (by TheTopDawgCritic)
Why compare or hate on this film because it's a remake? So what! Many films are redone and end up being garbage, but this one was great in every way and EVERY actor was perfectly cast, especially Anna Faris - who nailed her role, and Eugenio Derbez, who I feel is one of the funniest comedic actors out there. A bunch of us saw this and we all had permanent smiles and laughter throughout the entire film. If you haven't seen the original, or even if you have, ignore the haters and watch this, you will be glad you did. I sure am, and it's a well deserved 9/10 from me!
Lot of bad ratings cause it's a "remake" (by mauri-trevino93)
I have read lots of reviews of this movie and mots of them are bad because it's a remake. They haven't even seen the movie and they are just hating it. Give it a try, believe me. It is funny!!! Don't expect a very well written storyline because it's a comedy, but the jokes are really well delivered. I will definitely watch it again and get it the Blu-ray of course!!! Thanks :
throughly enjoyable! (by dave-mcclain)
"Overboard" PG-13, 1:52 is a romantic comedy which is a remake of the 1987 film starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and directed by Garry Marshall. The 2018 version is directed by Rob Greenberg in his feature directorial debut and written by Leslie Dixon, Bob Fisher and Greenberg. It maintains the same basic plot as the original, but swaps the genders of the two main characters and adds some spice and a lot of comedic opportunities , by casting a well-known Hispanic actor as the male lead.Popular and influential Mexican actor-comedian-writer-director-producer Eugenio Derbez <more>
stars as Leonardo, a rich and totally self-absorbed Mexican playboy. As his entrepreneur father lay ill back home, the heir apparent to lead his father's company gallivants off of the U.S. Pacific coast on his hugely extravagant yacht or "floating orgy", as his sister calls it . Meanwhile, his sisters, Magdalena Cecilia Suarez and Sofia Mariana Trevino , hold vigil at their father's bedside, the former angling to see how she might become the one to take over her father's company when he dies, and the latter trying to mend fences after a contentious history with her father and make up for lost time, while there is time.Anna Farris plays Kate, a working-class single mother of three girls. Kate works two jobs as a pizza delivery driver and a carpet cleaner , while she struggles to pay the bills, raise her kids and finish studying for her nursing exam. She has the emotional support of her friend, Theresa Eva Longoria , and Theresa's husband, Bobby Mel Rodriguez , but that only goes so far. Things go from bad to worse when Kate's mother Swoosie Kurtz backs out on her commitment to help take care of the girls so she can pursue her dream of acting and then Kate has a run-in with Leonardo while cleaning the carpets on his yacht, he treats her very badly and causes her to get fired. And then... Kate receives an eviction notice.One night, Leonardo gets drunk, falls off his yacht, washes up on shore and develops amnesia. Seeing his picture in the newspaper and spurred on by Theresa , Kate shows up at the hospital and claims Leonardo as her husband. It takes some convincing, but Kate gets Leo as she calls him to come home with her, get a construction job working for Bobby and cook, clean and help take care of the girls so she can devote more time to studying. Leo eventually takes to this life and even starts to thrive in it , while Kate and her daughters take to him. But what will happen after Kate finally takes her test?"Overboard" is thoroughly enjoyable! Farris and Derbez are both great comic actors who make a terrific comic duo - each doing some of their best work to date. Greenberg surrounds them with wonderful characters and gives everyone funny and sometimes touching things to say and do. This movie is predictable and not terribly realistic or original, but it sure is entertaining! "A-"
The original Overboard is one of my favorite rom coms. If you liked the original I think you'll enjoy this. It has the same sweet silliness and the gender roles being swapped was a modern take. It's not a masterpiece but neither was the first one. Relax and let yourself enjoy it!