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Kate (Anna Faris) has it not easy. The single mother of three children has to work hard to get the family through and also manage the household and her education as a nurse. There she doesn't like it at all to be treated absolutely condescendingly by the rich boy Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez), whose luxury yacht she is supposed to clean. But Kate is supposed to get her chance for revenge when Leonardo falls off his yacht after a wild party and is washed up without any memories of the coast. Without further ado, Kate claims that Leonardo is her husband and lets him lead the simple life of a hard-working family father. But the longer this lie lasts, the more difficult it becomes for Kate not to feel attracted to her "husband"…
"Overboard" is a remake of the eponymous 80s comedy with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. But with reversed signs. While in the original Kurt Russell the simple craftsman who pulled the spoiled "goldfish" Goldie Hwan out of the water and put him into a simple life was the simple goldfish, this time the Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez is allowed to let off steam as a spoiled boy, while "Scary Movie"-Ulknudel Anna Faris takes over the more grounded role of the single mother. Although the original still has a loyal fan base, it is not necessarily one of the immortal comedy classics of the 80s. Therefore the remake may be unnecessary, but should not be seen as sacrilege.
TV director Rob Greenberg ("How I met your mother", "Scrubs") has turned the well-known material into a harmless family comedy, which doesn't offer any big laughs, but which doesn't really hurt on the other hand. The foreign shame factor, which is unfortunately very high in many contemporary comedies, is fortunately limited here. Yes, the whole thing is very flat and predictable. And yes, the end can't be surpassed by exaggerated kitsch. Nevertheless, as a viewer you are entertained for almost two hours.
About Derbez and Faris there is a good chemistry, which saves the movie even over some of its very flat gags. And in some moments the staging even reveals something like charm, which - even if you don't want to admit it - gets to you a little bit. "Overboard" is very simply knitted cinema entertainment. Easy to finish, but also quickly forgotten again. Those who don't expect more will be well served here. In this case the following also applies: Worth seeing!
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