Starring Matthew Kaminsky
, Mel Fair
, Floyd Van Buskirk
, and Jeffry Stein
Directed by Oliver Robins
Not RatedMan Overboard
is a comedy seemingly about a lot of things – family, business, money, friends, and questioning all of them – but ultimately, when you step away from the film, it’s one idea that sticks with you: There’s a reward in doing the right thing when the wrong thing might be the easier option.
It is a comedy with a moral, and sometimes those movies fall on their faces. A comedy is supposed to make you laugh, first and foremost, and if it fails to do that, it doesn’t much matter what else the movie has going for it.
Where a lot of movies in this genre make their biggest mistake is in focusing on just the jokes. When these jokes can’t be strung together by substance, not