3/14/12

Hump Day Movie: Overboard (1987)

During the Oscars, they had those interviews that featured actors talking about their favorite movies.  And Reese Witherspoon's was Overboard. I *loved* that movie when it came out. Even though it has some elements that would NOT be considered even close to okay now.

My favorite parts: Goldie Hawn's ridiculous eyelashes and her catatonic blubbering after spending all day with the boys. I know I feel like that on rainy days when I'm trapped inside with the kids. Buh, buh, buh, buh...

I really miss Kurt Russell movies. He was a huge star in the late 80s and early 90s, but we don't see him very much anymore. He had this smarmy charm that really worked when he had the right co-star. And his long relationship with Goldie Hawn, which began just before filming, makes the chemistry in Overboard smoking hot!

6 comments:

  1. I agree, there is something really charming about 'Overboard' that makes me forgive the dodgy bits. Heart in the right place and plenty of sizzle, and not taking itself too seriously. And there are days when only feelgood movies will do ......

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    1. Exactly! It's been raining here all week, and this is the type of movie I love on rainy days.

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  2. I agree, the charm of this movie makes up for the sketchy parts. They are adorable together.

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    1. They really are a perfect match. And the sketchy parts are mostly only sketchy in hindsight. I admit, I didn't notice as much of it in my younger days :)

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  3. I'm on board. It's my go-to feel good movie.

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    1. Yea! I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves this movie. It's one of those movies you don't hear a lot about.

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