Comedy


Overboard


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Comedy
Runtime:
112 mins
Stars:
Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, John Hannah, Eva Longoria
Director:
Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg
Producer:
Eugenio Derbez, Ben Odell

Content at a Glance

3
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
3
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
3
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


man has several girlfriends; comments about condoms, and they are seen on screen; comments about sexual conquests; woman is clothed and straddles clothed man on bed; kissing; sexual innuendos and comments; an unmarried couple sleep together.

Language


several uses of strong language including omg; o/g; a; a**hole; several s**t comments; holy s**t; holy crap; da*mit; h; ba*tards

Violence


a woman is pushed overboard; a man falls while onboard a ship.

Drugs


several drinking scenes including beer and champagne; a toast with champagne; a xanax comment

Nudity


girls in bikinis; lots of cleavage; shirtless men; men and women in shorts; rear male nudity in a scene; partial rear male nudity in other scenes

Other


a tattoo is seen on man's rear; a man shows his middle finger; a few characters lie; a woman lets her wealthy father think the son has died so she can get control of his company; tension between characters.


Trailer



Synopsis

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.


Movie Message

Overboard is a rousing, energetic, funny, and at times, raunchy story, which features a nice life lesson—the things that make a person rich are not lots of money, but the times shared with others. Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) is a vastly rich and self-absorbed snob who has never worked a day in his life. He has soft hands to go along with his soft lifestyle. Onboard his yacht, a cleaning woman named Kate (Anna Faris) ticks him off, so he fires her on the spot. He also refuses to give her the pay she is owed and then throws her into the water along with her costly cleaning machine. He sails away, leaving her out of a job and owing thousands of dollars on the ruined cleaning machine. She is one bitter lady.



But her good friend Theresa (Eva Longoria) comes up with what Kate thinks is a brilliant idea. It seems that Leonardo had a fall on his yacht and now has amnesia. Kate manages to falsify documentation, including a marriage license, and shows up at Leo's room claiming to be his wife. She whisks him away and begins to pay him back for his treatment of her by having him work at a construction job, doing household chores (including the grocery shopping). She pulls it off by telling him this was their agreement as she has to focus on her studies for her upcoming nursing exam and even has him sleeping in the shed instead of the house to make up for his former drinking habits.



Although the story is somewhat predictable (he becomes a father figure to Kate's three daughters and changes his ways, becoming a hard worker and dedicated father and husband) it is sweet in many ways. He teaches the youngest daughter to ride her bike without training wheels, and he makes the oldest daughter feel good by telling her she is pretty and any boy she would date would be lucky to date her. He watches football with the girls and plays the game with them. They finally have the father figure they have never had before. One funny moment includes Leo using a wheelbarrow and he falls into a trash bin, with the wheelbarrow, when he walks it up on a plank to dump it.



The movie produces some side-splitting moments but it also has some raunchy moments as previously mentioned, including some rear male nudity. We can't stamp our Dove Seal on it as family approved. Still, the story is a good one from the standpoint of showing how people can change, and sometimes the person you started off with in a bumpy way can actually become very important in your life.

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