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Overboard (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 May 2018 (USA)
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After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her working-class husband.

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Rob Greenberg

Writers:

Bob Fisher (screenplay by), Rob Greenberg (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugenio Derbez ... Leonardo Montenegro
Anna Faris ... Kate Sullivan
Eva Longoria ... Theresa
John Hannah ... Colin
Swoosie Kurtz ... Grace
Mel Rodriguez ... Bobby
Josh Segarra ... Jason
Hannah Nordberg ... Emily Sullivan
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... Olivia Sullivan
Payton Lepinski ... Molly Sullivan
Fernando Luján ... Papi
Cecilia Suárez ... Magdalena
Mariana Treviño ... Sofia
Jesús Ochoa ... Vito
Omar Chaparro ... Burro
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Storyline

Kate Sullivan is a single mom of three daughters who works two jobs while studying to be a nurse. She is assigned to clean carpets on a yacht owned by spoiled, arrogant playboy Leonardo 'Leo' Montenegro. Leo makes rude remarks towards Kate and fires her without pay when she refuses to bring him food. When Kate calls out his behavior, Leo pushes her off the boat along with her cleaning equipment. Meanwhile, in Mexico, Leo's sisters Magdalena and Sofia are tending to their ailing father. Furious when Leo is announced as his successor to run the family-owned company, Magda decides to visit him. That night, Leo slips off the yacht and falls into the ocean unnoticed. He wakes up on a beach with amnesia and no recollection of his identity. He wanders through town and eventually reaches the hospital. Magda finds him and leaves him there unclaimed after learning he has amnesia. She returns home and falsely reports that Leo has died. Sofia suspects Magda is lying..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A riches to rags story. If only he could remember it.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, partial nudity and some language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This remake is a gender swap of the main characters in the original Overboard (1987). In the original, a female rich spoiled socialite abuses a male helper and, after getting amnesia, has her life rewritten by him. In this film, the socialite is male and the helper is female. Even the characters of the children of the helper are gender swapped. The original had four boys while this version has three girls. See more »

Goofs

When Kate goes to pick up Leonardo at the hospital, she says "here is our marriage license", but hands him a marriage certificate. A marriage license is not a certificate of a marriage. A marriage license is what you get from city hall that allows you to get married, a marriage certificate is what the city/county gives you once you've gotten married and mail in the filled out marriage license. See more »

Quotes

Leonardo: [to his doctor] Can you get me a prettier nurse ?
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, there is some additional material. See more »


Soundtracks

Moody Modal Jazz
Written by Patrick Prouty (as Patrick Michael Prouty)
Performed by The Patrick Prouty Ensemble
Courtesy of Current Music
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Don't Overthink it, Just Enjoy it
20 July 2018 | by icanbeaghostSee all my reviews

I will start this review off by saying I love, love, love the original. I spent weekends at my grandma's as a child with little but a VHS player and a collection of old movies and it was always one of my favorites. That being said, when I first learned about a remake, I was ecstatic! Though it definitely didn't blow my socks off, it certainly didn't disappoint. It also helps that I am quite fond of Anna Faris' unique brand of comedic presence. Her portrayal of overworked, under appreciated Kate who spins a vengeful, yet well intentioned, situation into a mutually beneficial one was very endearing. Eva Longoria, as her friend, was a nice addition to the cast. I also have to praise Eugenio Derbez, whom I have never seen before but definitely plan on familiarizing myself with. His character Leonardo is not easily forgettable and incited most of my laughs. Swoosie Kurtz as Kate's eccentric, disillusioned mother is always a treat to see as well. Long story short, if you are expecting this film to be exactly like its predecessor, your expectations are too high. Here we have a crisp, modern take on the 1987 classic and it is one that should be appreciated and revered, even, especially for lifelong fans. There is humor, humiliation and in the grand scheme of things, a ton of heart that will just make you feel good. Not to mention perfectly placed homages to the original (including costumes and dialogue, among others) and it is just as fun, if not more! All in all, a decent way to waste a couple lazy hours, in this reviewer's opinion.


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Official Sites:

Lionsgate

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Norwegian | Spanish | French

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Overboard See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,711,101, 6 May 2018

Gross USA:

$50,316,123

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,244,913
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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