Overboard

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6.91 h 52 min1987X-RayPG
A snooty young socialite hits her head, loses her memory, and is scooped up by a small-town con man looking for a mom for his four rowdy boys - how long can the hilarious charade go on?
Directors
Garry Marshall
Starring
Goldie HawnKurt RussellEdward Herrmann
Genres
ComedyRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Katherine HelmondRoddy McDowallMichael G. HagertyJared RushtonBrian PriceFrank CampanellaJeffrey WisemanJamie Wild
Producers
Alexandra RoseAnthea SylbertRoddy McDowall
Studio
MGM STUDIOS INC
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

12952 global ratings

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  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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David SmithReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A very funny romantic comedy that still is fun to watch
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My wife and I love this movie. After all these years it still holds up for us. The blu ray seems a bit clearer with better sound than the standard DVD we owned, but not worth buying unless you love the movie or you don't have a standard DVD copy. The images are very clear. The color is excellent. The sound is vibrant. Garry Marshall always does great directing for these romantic comedies. There are no extras on this blu ray version. This blu ray DVD is not authored with "resume play" so each time you stop it, it starts over from the beginning. A bit irritating for those of us who are not able to watch this movie in one, uninterrupted sitting.
38 people found this helpful
Caroline RushbyReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Timeless funny and simple; love this movie
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Sometimes, you find one or two films that you can watch over and over and still laugh at the same scenes. This movie is most definitely entertaining. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn bring to life these two characters and the whole plot is brilliant. It is not snobbish, it is simple; it is not rude and yet filled with funny things. If you want to watch something that is not violence or overly covered in adult scenes or with a theme that upsets you and instead end the movie feeling good then this movie is the right mental de-stressor for anyone. It is not necessarily an Oscar winning movie, it is simply fabulously entertaining. I leave it for you to decide and enjoy after a long day at work or when you are feeling like all the other 800 or more channels of your cable does not offer one thing worth watching. I have seen this movie many times, from when it was first out to when we had it in DVD and now streaming. A good one to see if you want to have a good time. Thank you.
18 people found this helpful
Stephen DobbinsReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Remastered in 2k. An improvement!
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I love this movie but 2k remastering only made it look a little bit better than the last release on blu-ray. It is still very grainy in some scenes. It doesn't look much better than the last release. Some scenes look very grainy but some are way less but you can still see some grain. This does keep the look of an old 80's film. Most people will have no problem with the amount of grain in the picture. Still overall it is an improvement over the last release of this film.
6 people found this helpful
Steven BrownReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hagerty shines in 3rd-wave feminist classic
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After equal pay for equal work has been achieved, what more is there to do? The answer is clearly to establish the legitimacy of female choice to return to traditional women roles such as housewife and housework while sitting on a bundle of cash earned the hard way -- through inheritance. This film shows the value of that path and an ethical, completely normal seduction of a feminist wrought on self destruction by a manly and morally superior carpenter. We get a true look here at the advantages of motherhood over sloth -- free children to take care of, a manly man to boff, and learning to cook and drink beer. All great aspects of this modern heiress fully brought into the ideal lifestyle as intended by those who crafted human genes. Underappreciated comedic stalwart Mike Hagerty shines here in arguably his best film work other than Inspector Gadget.
6 people found this helpful
Paul A. KlingerReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny Romantic Family Comedy Has Some Good Messages
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I don't own many comedies on DVD, as repeated viewings rarely stay funny once you know the jokes or humor, (I own over 600 films on DVD), but this is one of my favorite comedies, mainly because the story is clever, and it manages to be "heartwarming", despite its sometimes slapstick scenes. Not sophisticated, but okay for families with children over about 9 whose parents are not offended by PG to marginally PG-13 films. One of the few comedies that most enjoy repeatedly, if not seen too often. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell seem to be having as much fun as the viewer is likely to have. If you haven't seen this, and enjoy mass audience films, this comedy is almost sure to satisfy.
19 people found this helpful
Renee BrutvanReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
You can watch it with your parents
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70's and 80's movies are notorious for T&A shots of females, and nude scenes for no reason, which ruin the "suspension of disbelief" experience for me. This one does show Goldie Hawn's derriere a number of times in a thong bathing suit in some medium cover shot scenes, but I can't recall a close up, ogling, "ah-WOOO-ga" scene.
The plot and resolution are cute, if far-fetched, but that's to be expected with rom-coms, and it's fun to see Hawn and Kurt Russell together on screen knowing they're married IRL. Yes, the way his character treats hers is at first misogynistic and dismissive, but to be fair, she treated him with contempt and reneged on his fee first, which sets up the plot and relieves the audience's guilt for enjoying his revenge. But in rom-coms style, they learn to respect, understand, and be affectionate with one another by the end. H
VAnneReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Liked this Romantic Comedy as much now as back then.
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Loved the plot. I found myself cringing at the male-female attitudes from just two generations ago, but I still loved the comedy and sniffled happily at the end. What's not to love with that? Demanding and unhappy yacht queen versus a muscled carpenter (I had forgotten how beautiful these two actors were and the charisma they brought to a film!).

I would have given this a five-star rating, but the Blu-ray picture is sometimes a bit grainy and the audio is often uneven. Worst of all, this Blu-ray disc has no way to resume play. Each time you stop it, it starts again at the beginning and you have to fast-forward to find the place where you last watched. I think this should have been a standard feature on a Blu-ray disc, and is therefore worth a star less than it should be.

Bottom line, though, the movie is worth it at this low price. I just would rather pay a few more bucks and get a better quality Blu-ray disc!
2 people found this helpful
DeesgeeReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Fun Take on the Original
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Although I was HIGHLY skeptical of why someone would want to remake a film that was so perfect, and whether the gender-flip would work, I was pleasantly surprised at the result. Eugenio Derbez did a great job as the rich jerk with amnesia who found his more sympathetic self. Nobody could match Goldie Hawn's original performance in the scenes that were taken word-for word from the original; but Derbez shone in the scenes written especially for the new movie. Some of the scenes written for the new version were really funny. In the end, I would not really compare one version to the other. It's like trying a favorite, traditional dish at a friend's house that your grandmother used to make for you. They are different, but can both be enjoyed and need not be judged against each other. Likewise, both versions of the movie have their high points, and can stand on their own.
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