MGM / Pantelion Films
Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Pantelion Films and 3 Pas Studios finally got around to releasing the full-length trailer for the comedy Overboard, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez. I say “finally” because I saw this trailer in front of Winchester almost two weeks ago and wondered why it wasn’t online yet.
Directed by Rob Greenberg — making his first feature after directing and producing lots of television comedy — the romantic comedy is a remake of the 1987 movie starring real-life couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
This version stars Eugenio Derbez as rich playboy Leonardo who falls off his yacht and loses his memory after mistreating and firing Anna Faris’ Kate, a single mom of three sent to clean his boat. When Kate realizes that Leonardo has amnesia, she decides to get revenge by pretending to be his wife. Hilarity ensues, as you can tell from the trailer.
I’m a big fan of the original movie and Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in general, but I’m hopefully optimistic that Anna Faris’ first major comedy in quite some time will live up to the laughs in the trailer. Derbez is one of Mexico’s biggest superstars with hits like Instructions Not Included and last year’s How to be a Latin Lover, which grossed $32 million last summer without ever playing in more than 1,203 theaters.
Overboard focuses on “Leonardo” (EUGENIO DERBEZ), a selfish, spoiled, rich playboy from Mexico’s richest family and “Kate” (ANNA FARIS), a working class single mom of three hired to clean Leonardo’s luxury yacht. After unjustly firing Kate and refusing to pay her, Leonardo falls overboard when partying too hard and wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Kate shows up at the hospital and, to get payback, convinces Leonardo he is her husband and puts him to work – for the first time in his life. At first miserable and inept, Leonardo slowly settles in. Eventually he earns the respect of his new “family” and co-workers. But, with Leonardo’s billionaire family hot on their trail and the possibility of his memory returning at any moment, will their new family last or will Leonardo finally put the clues together and leave them for good?
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor