In this gender-swapped remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell rom-com of the same name, spoiled Mexican hier Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) hires single mother Kate (Anna Faris) to clean his yacht but unjustly fires her. When he falls off his boat and wakes up with amnesia, Kate’s boss (Eva Longoria) convinces her to pretend to be Leonardo’s wife to get some payback. Swoosie Kurtz and John Hannah co-star. Directed by Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Rob Greenberg, Writer Bob Fisher, and Producer Benjamin Odell
Well, I saw both movies and have to say the second overboard was just as entertaining as the first-contrary to the negative reviews. What made it humorous was the inclusion of a Spanish twist throughout the movie. Most of the humor was not as funny in English as how it was received in Spanish. The big difference was the plot reversal with Engenio Derbez playing the role of Goldie Hawn and the kids were girls not boys. I liked it.
If you're a fan of the first movie with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, you might enjoy the gender switch of this film. The performances of the stars are good, and the script is well written. The end is the pivotal part that doesn't seem to hold up. There are moments throughout that the formula is trying too hard, and I still enjoyed the movie.
To be honest, I didn’t want to watch this movie at all. I tend to despise remakes of movies I have enjoyed in the past, but this was on sale Black Friday and was cheaper than renting. I loved this movie and thoroughly enjoyed the twist from the old movie. I say give it a try!
I've followed Mr. Derbez' carrier since his TV days in Mexico. He is great! However, I was not a big fan of his movies, until this one. We can fully enjoy his talent and I think it has to do with Mrs. Faris' talent as well. Thoroughly likable and recommendable.