Flashback Friday-Overboard (1987)

It’s amazing how life can throw us a curve ball that we may actually need.

In the 1987 movie, Overboard, Joana (Goldie Hawn) is a very spoiled woman. She hires Dean (Kurt Russell) to build a closet on her yacht. Not impressed with the final product, she sails away, leaving Dean unpaid for his work. After falling overboard, Joana is found by Dean. Not remembering who she is or what she did to Dean, she told that she is Dean’s wife Annie. It turns out that Dean is a widower and sees an opportunity for payback. Annie/Joana turns into the happy housewife, but how long will the charade last before her memory returns?

It’s always interesting to see IRL couples playing opposite each other in films that have some sort of romance. Not that it hurts the film, but to know that the screen kisses had a hint of reality adds a new layer to the experience of watching the film. As a romantic comedy, it’s not bad, but it’s not one of the greats either.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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