Overboard (1987)

Snobbish heiress Joanna Stayton hires carpenter Dean Proffitt to construct a huge closet on her yacht for her lavish wardrobe. Dean completes the project, but when Joanna learns that he failed to use cedar as she wished, she refuses to pay… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 18, 1987
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Why [Kurt Russell] wouldn`t simply leave [Goldie Hawn] alone is just one of the film`s flaws.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

If there's an amnesia movie worse than Overboard, it slips my mind.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Marshall's sunny, sitcomedic comedies tend to be kinda bad but also compulsively watchable, and this one's no exception... [Blu-ray]

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

While the prospect of watching Miss Hawn play a rude, nasty socialite is appealing, and even the transformation to homebody is a funny idea, Overboard winds up taking things too far.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A modest romantic comedy, filled with large plot holes, pointless life lessons and silly dialogue.

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Brian Orndorf

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are truly the only reasons to keep watching this otherwise flaccid comedy, which feels static when it should zing and oppressive when it should soar.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A warm and funny movie.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Solid, fun entertainment that continued to show an appreciative public that Hawn was more than a ditzy blonde.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

'80s comedy has some iffy stuff for PG; won't interest kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Amazing, an 80's movie I haven't seen. Hmmm... it was okay. I'm not sure what message it was trying to get across. It is too extreme both ways -… More
Bethany Murphy
Goldie Hawn is hilarious! A classic!
Kevin M. Williams
One of the most tried and true of the screwball comedy formulas: uptown girl, downtown guy, together temporarily and hating it. 90 minutes later its wedding… More
Jameson Worley
Goldie Hawn is great!
Jennifer Xu
I did not buy the romance, and the plot points were so farcical this film was almost unwatchable. Is this seriously your favorite film,. Reese Witherspoon?
jay nixon
goldie hawn is a peerless comedienne