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Overboard... On The Acting!

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Submitted by Joel on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:10
Rating
3

The original is SO MUCH better, but I am a sucker for the 'Love conquers all' story. I really enjoy the original and they are no Russell and Hawn, but it's still a fun story. I laughed, I teared up, and I had a good time even though it's nearly scene by scene the same movie (switching genders, though). It's an over-the-top rom com, so if that's your cup of tea, you should probably just watch the original, but this was still enjoyable. 

Overboard tells the story of a poor woman with three girls trying to make ends meet while going through school. When a wealthy guy that cost her thousands of dollars washes ashore with amnesia, she puts a plan into motion to get even. She pretends to be married so he'll do work around the house and bring in a paycheck. Of course, as time goes on, he becomes a good person and feelings develop, but can a relationship survive that's built on lies?

From a psychological standpoint, I find the idea of amnesia causing a change in personality to be an interesting one. How much of our personality is built on our memories? I believe that some people would actually be better people after waking up with no memories. It would be freeing to have less baggage from failed relationships or other losses. Some people are just bitter and don't know how to let go of that angst. This movie also goes into the idea of label theory. Can telling a person that he's a dad make them fall in love with kids? How much of our lives is based on perception over reality? With this idea, we have the mind and love overcoming all, and I enjoy that idea. Even though the otiginal is really a lot better, I still liked this one.