Overboard

Overboard

2018, PG-13, 112 min. Directed by Rob Greenberg. Starring Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, John Hannah, Eva Longoria, Swoosie Kurtz, Mel Rodriguez, Mariana Treviño, Cecilia Suárez, Josh Segarra.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Fri., May 11, 2018

File this one under Remakes That Nobody Asked For. The 1987 original is perhaps best remembered as the movie that introduced Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell to each other, thereby serving as the launchpad for their 30-years-and-still-ticking romantic partnership. Updating the Eighties romantic comedy with a sexual role reversal, the plot of the new Overboard is similar to the original: It’s mildly entertaining while also masking criminal deceptions as romantic foreplay. Yet this remake has little of the real-life sizzle that Hawn and Russell added to the story.

Pairing Eugenio Derbez (How to Be a Latin Lover) with Anna Faris (a comedic screen delight now bogged down in the calcifying characterization required by her hit TV series Mom) sounds like a good idea, but the partnership sparks only a tepid chemical reaction. Faris plays Kate, a mom of three girls who works two jobs and is studying to take a nursing exam. Called in to clean the carpets on the yacht of a wealthy playboy while it is parked dockside, Kate meets Leonardo (Derbez). Their initial antipathy is sealed when Kate is pushed overboard, destroying her carpet-cleaning equipment in the process while Leonardo sails off. Soon, Leonardo, the son of the third-richest person in the world, is knocked overboard in choppy waters, and ends up in the local hospital with a case of amnesia. His family declines to claim him due to nefarious internal squabbles, so Kate, with the help of her pizza-shop employer (Longoria), hatches a plan to settle the score by falsifying records to show that Leonardo is Kate’s husband. As time passes, the newly dubbed Leo learns the value of hard work through his arranged construction job, becomes a doting father to three girls, and even develops into a loving husband and talented home cook. The deception lasts long enough for Kate to earn her nursing degree and for Leo to grow some calluses on his “lady hands.” The truth of the trickery unravels in an instant (Oh, that handy amnesia trope!), but Kate and Leo are able to overcome their rocky start and sail off into smoother waters. Be advised that no Dramamine is necessary for this excursion.

This script (by Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher, working from Leslie Dixon’s original) drowns in mediocrity, and first-time film director Greenberg (a veteran of TV directing) seems to lack original director Garry Marshall’s innate funny bone. As a vehicle to further introduce Mexican movie star Derbez to crossover North American audiences, the new Overboard fulfills this purpose adequately, but there’s nothing going on here that will rock the boat.

Showtimes

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane

5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060, drafthouse.com/austin/theater/slaughter-lane

Showtimes at this venue are subject to frequent change. Please confirm daily times by phone or website.

Wed., May 23

12:15, 3:30, 6:35, 9:40

Thu., May 24

12:15, 3:30

Barton Creek Square (AMC)

2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-1991, www.amctheatres.com

Matinee discounts available before 4pm daily. Bring Your Baby matinees the first Tuesday of every month.

Wed., May 23

CC/DVS 11:30am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 11:30am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40

Fri., May 25

CC/DVS 9:40am, 12:50, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40

Sat., May 26

CC/DVS 9:40am, 12:50, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40

Sun., May 27

CC/DVS 9:40am, 12:50, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40

Mon., May 28

CC/DVS 9:40am, 12:50, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40

Tue., May 29

CC/DVS 9:40am, 12:50, 3:30, 6:40

Cinemark 20 and XD

N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

Cost for 3-D and XD shows is regular ticket price plus a premium.

Wed., May 23

digital 1:25, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05
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Fri., May 25

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

Sat., May 26

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

Sun., May 27

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

Mon., May 28

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

Tue., May 29

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25

Cinemark Cedar Park

1335 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 800/326-3264

Call theatre for complete list of movies and showtimes.

Wed., May 23

digital 12:30, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30
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Thu., May 24

digital 12:30, 3:40

Fri., May 25

digital 9:30am, 2:50, 6:30, 9:20

Sat., May 26

digital 12:30, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20

Sun., May 27

digital 12:30, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20

Mon., May 28

digital 12:30, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20

Tue., May 29

digital 12:30, 3:20, 6:30, 9:20

Wed., May 23

digital 10:50am, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30
digital, luxury lounger 10:50am, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30

Fri., May 25

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30

Sat., May 26

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30

Sun., May 27

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30

Mon., May 28

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30

Tue., May 29

digital 10:45am, 1:40, 4:35, 7:35, 10:30

Cinemark Round Rock

4401 N. I-35, Round Rock, 800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium. Call theatre for complete March 26-28 showtimes.

Wed., May 23

digital 10:15am, 1:15, 4:15, 7:05, 10:00
digital, luxury lounger 10:15am, 1:15, 4:15, 7:05, 10:00

Thu., May 24

digital 10:15am, 1:15, 4:15

Fri., May 25

digital 10:05am, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00

Sat., May 26

digital 10:05am, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00

Sun., May 27

digital 10:05am, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00

Cinemark Southpark Meadows

9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Wed., May 23

digital 1:00, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30
digital, luxury lounger 1:00, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30

Fri., May 25

digital 10:10am, 1:00, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30

Sat., May 26

digital 10:10am, 1:00, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30

Sun., May 27

digital 10:10am, 1:00, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30

Mon., May 28

digital 10:10am, 1:00, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30

Tue., May 29

digital 10:10am, 1:00, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30

Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center

18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., 512/251-0938, www.cinemark.com

Wed., May 23

digital 12:45, 3:30, 6:30, 9:15

Fri., May 25

digital 9:45am, 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:45

Sat., May 26

digital 9:45am, 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:45

Sun., May 27

digital 9:45am, 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:45

Mon., May 28

digital 9:45am, 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:45

City Lights Theatre

420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown, 512/868-9922

Wed., May 23

1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 10:05

Thu., May 24

1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 10:05

Fri., May 25

12:35, 3:05, 5:30, 8:05, 10:35

Sat., May 26

10:10am, 1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 10:05

Sun., May 27

1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 10:05

Mon., May 28

1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 10:05

Tue., May 29

1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 10:05

EVO Entertainment

3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle, 512/523-9009, www.evo-entertainment.com

Wed., May 23

11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 10:15

Thu., May 24

11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:25, 10:10

Fri., May 25

10:50am, 1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15

Sat., May 26

10:50am, 1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15

Sun., May 27

10:50am, 1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15

Mon., May 28

10:50am, 1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15

Tue., May 29

10:50am, 1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15

Flix Brewhouse

2200 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/244-3549, www.flixbrewhouse.com/round-rock

Wed., May 23

CC 10:00am, 1:00, 3:55, 7:00

Thu., May 24

CC 12:30, 3:30

Galaxy Highland 10

6700 Middle Fiskville, 512/467-7305, www.galaxytheatres.com

No one under 18 will be allowed in the theatre on Friday or Saturday after 7pm without an adult.

Wed., May 23

ClosedCapDescListenHI 1:25, 7:00
HI;SPA-Spanish Dubbed 4:00, 9:35

Thu., May 24

ClosedCapDescListenHI 1:25, 7:00
HI;SPA-Spanish Dubbed 4:00, 9:35

Fri., May 25

ClosedCapDescListenHI 1:25, 7:00
HI;SPA-Spanish Dubbed 10:25am, 4:00, 9:35

Sat., May 26

ClosedCapDescListenHI 1:25, 7:00
HI;SPA-Spanish Dubbed 10:25am, 4:00, 9:35

Sun., May 27

ClosedCapDescListenHI 1:25, 7:00
HI;SPA-Spanish Dubbed 10:25am, 4:00, 9:35

Mon., May 28

ClosedCapDescListenHI 1:25, 7:00
HI;SPA-Spanish Dubbed 4:00, 9:35

Tue., May 29

ClosedCapDescListenHI 1:25, 7:00
HI;SPA-Spanish Dubbed 4:00, 9:35

Gateway Theatre

9700 Stonelake, 512/416-5700

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Wed., May 23

CC/DVS 12:10, 3:35, 6:50, 10:10

AMC Lakeline 9

11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/335-4793

Discounts daily before 6pm.

Wed., May 23

CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15

Metropolitan

901 Little Texas, 512/447-0101

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Wed., May 23

CC/DVS 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

Thu., May 24

CC/DVS 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

Fri., May 25

CC/DVS 2:15, 5:00, 7:45, 10:35

Sat., May 26

CC/DVS 2:15, 5:00, 7:45, 10:35

Sun., May 27

CC/DVS 2:15, 5:00, 7:45, 10:35

Mon., May 28

CC/DVS 2:15, 5:00, 7:45, 10:35

Tue., May 29

CC/DVS 2:15, 5:00, 7:45, 10:35

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N. FM 620, Bldg. B, 512/501-3520, www.themoviehouse.com/austin/

Wed., May 23

11:40am, 2:50, 6:00, 9:05

Thu., May 24

11:40am, 2:50, 6:30

ShowBiz Cinemas 8 Marble Falls

2600 Hwy 281 North, Marble Falls

Call theatre for August 22-23 showtimes.

Wed., May 23

2:30, 5:10, 7:50

Thu., May 24

2:30, 5:10, 7:50

Fri., May 25

11:30am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:45, 10:25

Sat., May 26

11:30am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:45, 10:25

Sun., May 27

11:30am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:45, 10:25

Mon., May 28

11:30am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:45

Tue., May 29

2:20, 5:00, 7:45

Sky Cinemas

13201 US-290, 512/457-0700, www.skycinemas.com

Wed., May 23

12:10, 2:50, 5:35, 8:15

Thu., May 24

12:10, 2:50, 5:35, 8:15

Starplex 12 San Marcos

1250 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, 512/805-8000

Wed., May 23

11:20am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20

Thu., May 24

11:20am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20

Fri., May 25

11:20am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20

Sat., May 26

11:20am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20

Sun., May 27

11:20am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20

Mon., May 28

11:20am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20

Tue., May 29

11:20am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20

Westgate 11

4477 S. Lamar, 512/899-2717

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Wed., May 23

CC/DVS 10:00am, 1:00, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20

Thu., May 24

CC/DVS 10:00am, 1:00, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20

Fri., May 25

CC/DVS 11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05

Sat., May 26

CC/DVS 11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05

Sun., May 27

CC/DVS 11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05

Mon., May 28

CC/DVS 11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05

Tue., May 29

CC/DVS 11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05

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