Clash of two social classes as a wealthy playboy gets his comeuppance.
A modern retelling of the 1987 movie of the same title, Kate (Anna Faris) is a working mom who is about to lose her house, has lost her job and owes the company about $3000 to replace her missing equipment. A rich playboy, Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) is the cause of all her problems. When he is found washed ashore with amnesia, Kate and her friend come up with a plan to pay him back.
Kate enlists the help of her three girls in convincing Leo, he is her husband and their father and puts him to work so she can study for her nursing degree examination. Lies build upon lies as Kate convinces Leo he’s sterile, an alcoholic and a laborer. For someone whose only work was raising a glass of champagne, Leo quickly picks up new talents such as cooking and finds his heart in his new family. When the lies come crashing down, Leo and Kate must decide if the lie they lived was reality.
The original movie featured Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Goldie was the rich socialite and Kurt was the working class single father. While many plot points were the same between the two movies, this remake twists the tale by switching the main character’s places. In addition, the movie was produced by the joint production company of Lionsgate and Telemundo. With Spanish used throughout, the characters showcase Hispanic heritage in a positive light. Don’t worry if you don’t understand Spanish, subtitles are provided.
While a cute movie, Overboard isn’t one you need to see in a theater. Renting it or watching on pay-per-view is just fine. A feel good movie with a happy ending, Overboard is one you can take the whole family to. It’s a wonderful date night movie and has just the right amount of humor woven into the serious topics of teenage angst, family drama and death.
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