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"From opulence... to rags... to love."
  • PG
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 6.9  (66,658)
  • 53

Overboard is a romantic comedy released in 1987 that stars Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Edward Herrmann. The plot follows a wealthy and selfish heiress named Joanna Stayton (Hawn) who, after falling off her yacht and losing her memory, is convinced by a struggling carpenter named Dean Proffitt (Russell) that she is his wife and the mother of his four children. Dean sees this as an opportunity to get revenge on Joanna after she refuses to pay him for a job and fires him, leaving him unable to provide for his family.

As Joanna adjusts to her new life with Dean and his family, she begins to see the importance of family and love over wealth and status. However, her past life catches up with her as her husband and mother come looking for her. Will Joanna choose to return to her old life or start anew with Dean and his family?

The movie's humor originates from the dynamic between the two protagonists - Joanna's aristocratic behavior and Dean's down-to-earth manners create humorous situations. The film also explores deeper issues such as the importance of family and the consequences of greed. Hawn's performance as Joanna Stayton, in particular, is notable for perfectly balancing humor and emotional depth, while Russell delivers a charming performance as the lovable and hardworking Dean Proffitt. Edward Herrmann's character, Grant Stayton III (Joanna's lawyer and husband), also adds a touch of comic relief with his comedic timing and demeanor.

The cinematography of Overboard is impressive, with beautiful and scenic coastal shots of Oregon serving as a backdrop. The film's soundtrack, featuring songs such as "Back in the Saddle Again" and "Great Balls of Fire," adds to the film's overall charm.

Overall, Overboard is a delightful romantic comedy that is still loved by audiences today, thanks in part to the brilliant performances by Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Edward Herrmann. Its unique storyline, charming humor, and beautiful cinematography make it a must-watch for anyone looking for a heartwarming film.

In conclusion, Overboard is a romantic comedy that features an iconic cast and classic love story.

Overboard is a 1987 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 53.

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    6.9  (66,658)
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