Goldie Hawn

Overboard (1987)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

Overboard (1987)

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writer:

Leslie Dixon

Starring:

Kurt Russell

Goldie Hawn

Edward Herrmann

Katherine Helmond

Mike Hagerty

Blurb:

A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they’re husband and wife.

Thoughts:

I know that Overboard has problems. It definitely takes the premise too far once Kurt Russell’s character sleeps with Goldie Hawn. He should have come clean before then. The thing is, I really like this movie. The chemistry between the two is obvious, and how could I not like a story where a rich person lives life from the other side. It’s great!

Most reviewers seem to disagree with me, and that’s valid. They did go too far. Overboard wasn’t a hit when it came out and barely made its money back. Like so many other movies I own, though, it went on to be a cult classic. I wonder how much of that has to do with the fact that it was played frequently on TV?

Snatched (2017)


Snatched (2017)

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Starring:

Amy Schumer

Goldie Hawn

Plot:

When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

Review:

Amy Schumer’s character is a selfish fuckup and her mother, Goldie Hawn, is afraid of life. Naturally, they find themselves in Ecuador and hijinks ensue.

There were several laugh out loud moments, lots of awkward moments I couldn’t really watch, and a surprising amount of death.

All in all it was a lite, entertaining movie.

3/5