Overboard Trailer

As is perhaps only fitting for a romantic comedy, there’s a lot to love in the new Overboard. Lest we forget, the main reason the original Overboard (released in 1987) works is through sheer force of charm — Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are unstoppable. But even so, it’s not a film that plays particularly well to a modern audience. A man kidnapping an amnesiac woman to turn her into a housewife is creepy at best. The kiss that Russell plants on Hawn when he comes to pick her up at the hospital is just the tip of the iceberg. As such, it’s difficult (in a vacuum, at least), to imagine a remake going well. But Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez, under the direction of Rob Greenberg, have made something great.

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Overboard Trailer

No one was clamoring for a remake of Overboard, but here we are with a new version of the amnesiac romantic comedy.

Anna Faris stars in a new take on the 1987 movie starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, which does away with some of the more problematic elements of the original story. In this version, Faris plays an overworked single mother trying to provide for her children, but ends up getting fired from one of her jobs by a rich asshole (Eugenio Derbez). So when this wealthy jerk falls off his expensive yacht and ends up washed up on a beach with amnesia, she has no problem convincing him that they’re married and forcing him to head out into the workforce. Read More »

overboard remake trailer

Garry Marshall’s 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell amnesia comedy gets updated for 2018 with Overboard. This new take on the material reverses the genders of the leads, but mostly tells the same story – with more pratfalls. Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez and Eva Longoria star. Watch the Overboard trailer remake below.

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overboard remake

A remake of Overboard has always felt inevitable. The original 1987 romantic comedy, which stars Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, is an immediately recognizable title, and one that more than a few people gladly watch whenever it plays on cable for the billionth time. It’s an enjoyable enough romantic comedy that thrives on Russell and Hawn’s charisma. Hopefully, in the remake, Anna Faris (Observe and Report) and Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included) are as charismatic of a pairing.

Below, learn more about the Overboard remake.

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Jennifer Lopez to Star in Overboard Remake

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The bad news is that Columbia Pictures is remaking the 1987 Gary Marshall film Overboard, produced by Will Smith. The even worse news is that Jennifer Lopez is in talks to star in said remake. I wouldn’t be surprised if Smith has a new take on the story which transplants the film in China. Oh wait, no, that was The Karate Kid (and that worked out great… oh, it didn’t?). And did I mention that the few people I talked to that attended the screening of The Back-up Plan at ShoWest all told me they decided to walk out after 30 minutes.

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