Overboard (2018)

Reviewed by Kelsey (Library Staff)

When it comes to movie remakes, the remake is generally never as good as the original. This could be because the remake doesn’t hold the same memories, we become attached to certain actors and actresses in a role, or we are just bitter because the movie industry can’t seem to come out with any original ideas. No matter the reason, I went into this movie fully expecting to see a carbon copy of the beloved original and to be unimpressed on all fronts. I will say I was pleasantly surprised. There is no doubt they pulled heavily from the original, but reversed the roles with Anna Faris playing a single mom to three girls and Eugenio Derbez playing a wealthy Hispanic playboy with amnesia. With their humor and the slight plot twists the studio felt like throwing in, this remake was fun enough that I don’t regret the time I spent watching it, but at the same time it isn’t anything I would feel the need to run out and buy for my personal collection. That said, if you are looking for a fun and light family movie that will have everyone in the room smiling and laughing, then this is the perfect fit for you.


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