REVIEW - Overboard
Overboard is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name that then stared husband and wife actors #GoldieHawn and #KurtRussell.
This time the film has flipped the male and female roles, a bit like Ocean’s 8 does and now stars #EugenioDerbez who plays Leonardo & #AnnaFaris as Kate.
Leonardo is a rich lazy playboy and Kate is an overworked mother who is trying to train to be a nurse while works multiple jobs to support her children.
Kate is hired to clean Leonardo's luxury boat, but he refuses to pay her and throws her #overboard. When he later falls overboard himself, he loses his memory. Kate realises Leo's sister doesn't want him back, as she after the family business, so she convinces the authorities he's her lost husband. Kate takes Leo home to make him work to pay her back the money she’s owed.
The film can be quite pale and bland for a remake, with the weight of the movie carried by Faris. Though she keeps the movie moving along, Derbez's character is too transparent. Derbez is a highly successful actor, producer, director in #Mexicancinema but here all the comedy revolves around his spoilt past life, where he did nothing, and him failing to be able to cook and do manual tasks.
This tissue-paper thin comedy script shouldn't be able to hold together for its overlong hour and fifty minutes, but the sentiment does seem to be in the right place, with some humorous scenes, which means this just about scraps past as watchable.
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