Hot Take: For a film completely unworthy of a remake — even with a gender-swapping twist — 2018’s Overboard works better than the 1987 version.
For the most part, ask about the 1987 version of Overboard and it’s Goldie Hawn’s performance that carries the film. Unsurprisingly, in the remake, it’s Eugenio Derbez, taking on the same role essentially, who is the reason to watch the remake. And, surprisingly, one could argue that Derbez is more charismatic than Hawn and makes the gender-bending update better than the original. That being said, the scary part about a remake like this having any sort of success could open us up for more unnecessary remakes from 1987 like Harry and the Hendersons, Can’t Buy Me Love or Innerspace. Let’s hope not. (Three Men and a Baby topped the box office in 1987… is it fair to say that 1987 wasn’t the best year for movies?)Read More →