Fancy a Cheesy Snack? Try This Remake of Love Gone “Overboard”

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Once upon a time, Gary Marshall made a romantic comedy about a cruel heiress (Goldie Hawn) who gets her comeuppance for bad behavior toward a hired carpenter (Kurt Russell): when she’s struck with amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they’re husband and wife. Thirty years later, directors Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers) and Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother, Frasier) have resurrected the story — with a few key changes. For this iteration of Overboard, the gender roles have been reversed: Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez – How to be a Latin Lover) is a spoiled playboy and Kate (Anna Faris) is a single mom hired to clean his luxury yacht.

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After Leonardo fires and refuses to pay Kate for her services, he falls off of his yacht and has no recollection of who he is or how he washed ashore. Payback time, and Faris serves it up without mercy. Derbez is known around the world as one of the most influential Latinx men in showbiz, having directed, co-written and starred in Instructions Not Included, the most successful Spanish-language film ever to hit the US. Meanwhile, Faris — who rose to fame in the Scary Movie franchise — has gone on to find success opposite Allison Janney on CBS sit-com Mom. The film also features Eva Longoria, Swoosie Kurtz and John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral). Together, can they rise to the camp comedic heights of the original? See for yourself when the film opens April 20.

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Last modified: February 15, 2019