OVERBOARD – Surprisingly enjoyable silly comedy

I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the movie “Overboard.” I had been desperate enough to try a stupid-sounding movie, a gender-reversed version of the 1987 movie with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

This time around the arrogant rich person laid low by falling overboard from his yacht and suffering amnesia is Eugenia Derbez, an influential Mexican actor, comedian, and filmmaker. The poor person mistreated earlier on his yacht when he threw her rented carpet cleaner and pushed her overboard is played by Anna Faris, American actress, producer, comedian, author, fashion model, podcaster, and occasional singer.

She claims him from the hospital with fake papers as her husband. For a month he works construction and acts as a house husband while she studies for her nursing certificate. There is much fish-out-of-water humor from Derbez.

The premise and the comedy is predictably silly, but I found myself touched by the character portrayals and the slow growth of the callous rich man into a likable person.

Available for from Amazon by clicking HERE.


About Laer Carroll

I am an aerospace software and systems engineer recently retired to become a professional writer. My genres include sci fi and fantasy, young adult, and technical books.
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