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Overboard, a review by Dragonfire

t's the craziest mix-up ever! Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell dazzle the screen in this buoyant and screwball comedy of memory-making and memory-faking. One of Hollywood's most dynamic screen pairs, Hawn and Russell make the most of every hilarious situation in this delightful riches to rags romance that's perfect entertainment for anyone who appreciates a great practical joke.

Hawn is Joanna Stayton, the pampered wife of a pretentious, yacht-owning socialite. When their boat gets stuck for repairs, Joanna employs carpenter Dean Profitt (Russell) to improve her closet space. But when Dean asks to be paid, he's blatantly turned down by the "nothing is ever good enough for me" Joanna. So when Joanna falls overboard and gets a bad case of amnesia, Dean takes advantage of the situation and, in a stroke of retributive genius, tells her that she's his wife and the mother of his four unruly children!

My Thoughts

This is a fun, entertaining movie even though it is rather silly. Joanna was so stuck up and rude that she sort of deserved for someone to get back at her even though what Dean did wasn't that nice.  Dean and his sons were living like wild men and Joanna attempting to figure out how to resume her household responsibilities was hilarious.  Russell and Hawn worked wonderfully together and made everything work.  I don't think it would have worked as well with a different cast.  I still really enjoy this movie.


I did get a review posted on Epinions last year if anyone wants to take a look. :)


(From Dragonfire: What I've Been Watching on February 23rd, 2009)

Member's Reviews

The Princess Diaries, a review by addicted2dvd

     The Princess Diaries: Special Edition: 2-Disc Collector's Set (2001/United States)
IMDb |Wikipedia |Trailer |
Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Director:Garry Marshall
Writing:Meg Cabot (Original Material By), Gina Wendkos (Screenwriter)
Length:115 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Julie Andrews as Queen Clarisse Renaldi
Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis
Hector Elizondo as Joe
Heather Matarazzo as Lilly Moscovitz
Mandy Moore (1984) as Lana Thomas
Caroline Goodall as Mia's Mom, Helen

  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • DVD-ROM Content
  • Closed Captioned
  • THX
  • Princess Diaries 2 Sneak Peek

My Thoughts:
I woke up this morning and found myself in the mood for this film. Don't even know what brought it to mind. I haven't watched it in 4 years! And doubt I thought of it even once in that time. I always found this to be a fun film for the whole family. I thought both Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews did a fine job here. It is a sweet and entertaining film... if you haven't seen this one I would recommend giving it a chance.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From What Movies I Been Watching on July 9th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Marathon , a review by Critter

Welcome to the Hellmouth

Plot: Buffy arrives in Sunnydale and is not happy to meet her new Watcher, Rupert Giles. A mysterious "friend" offers guidance, but Buffy resists her destiny until Willow and Jesse are abducted. Buffy saves Willow from an ordinary vampire, but loses track of Jesse in a confrontation with Luke, the Master's vampire vessel.

My Thoughts: As far as pilots go this one has never been up there with my favourites. It's a solid start to the series but I have always felt Buffy starts to shine the most as a show around halfway through season 1. This episode is a great improvment to the 'Unaired Pilot' which I once saw and does interestingly leave the episode on a cliffhanger, which means the pilot is almost shown over two episodes instead of one. Not many shows I have watched end a pilot episode on such a cliffhanger but I think it works well here. I found myself laughing at quite a few of the lines in this one. The show may be outdated by quite a lot now, and we know that the way teenagers speak changes over the years but that quirky way that characters seem to speak in Whedon shows never seems to get old. Like I said, this is a solid start to the show but compared to some of the Buffy episodes to come it is certainly not one of the stronger ones.

Rating: 3/5

(From Buffy The Vampire Slayer Marathon on May 17th, 2010)