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Sunday movie: Overboard – what you need to know

overboard sunday movie m-net comedy anna farisM-Net brings us a romantic comedy on a chilly night in the Sunday Movie slot this week.

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It’s a chilly weekend, perfect for binge-watching some of your favourite shows from the comfort of your couch. Get some popcorn ready and settle in for the Sunday movie on M-Net.

Overboard airs on Channel 101 at 20:05 and is a hilarious remake of the 1987 eponymous film. The original film featured Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn but the remake is pretty decent too.

Overboard Plot

Kate is a single, working-class mother of three who’s hired to clean a luxury yacht that belongs to Leonardo – a selfish, spoiled and wealthy Mexican playboy. After unjustly firing Kate, Leonardo falls off the boat. He then wakes up with no memory of who he is.

To get payback, however, Kate shows up at the hospital and convinces the confused amnesiac that they’re married. In addition, Leonardo has to do manual labour to provide for his new family. But Kate starts to wonder how long she can keep fooling her fake husband.

WATCH: Overboard Official Trailer

Reviews

Overboard wasn’t a hit with the critics. Jeffrey M. Anderson from Common Sense Media called in “lazy, stupid and unfunny. In addition, he said the “gender-swapped remake of the 1980s screwball comedy seems to have been made without anyone caring at all.”

Owen Gleiberman from Variety, on the other hand, described new version as a “snarky situational farce that evolves into a cheese-dog fable of home and hearth,” while James White from Empire added:

“Hardly likely to convince anyone that remakes are worthwhile, Overboard ekes out laughs but fails to add the romance to the comedy. We’d also leave this one in the water.”

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Promotional film material

The main cast and characters

The film stars Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris in the lead roles, as well as the following:

  • Eva Longoria as Theresa
  • Mel Rodriguez as Bobby
  • Hannah Nordberg as Emily Sullivan
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind as Olivia Sullivan
  • Payton Lepinski as Molly Sullivan
  • Fernando Luján as Papi Montenegro
  • Cecilia Suárez as Magdalena Montenegro
  • Mariana Treviño as Sofia Montenegro
  • John Hannah as Colin
  • Swoosie Kurtz as Grace
  • Josh Segarra as Jason
  • Jesús Ochoa as Vito
  • Omar Chaparro as Burro
  • Adrian Uribe as Burrito
  • Javier Lacroix as Carlos, the cook
  • Edgar Vivar as Papi’s Gastroenterologist

Sunday Movie: Stats

  • Genre: Comedy, romance
  • Runtime: 1 h 52 min
  • Age Restriction: PG-13
  • IMDB: 5.9
  • On air: Sunday, 14 April, 20:05 on M-Net, Channel 101.

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