Jennifer Lopez is coming back to the silver screen with a plate full of romantic comedies. First up, it’s The Back-up Plan set for release late next month, then she’s off to remake the 1987 cult classic Overboard, which starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Why you ask? No one knows.
Garry Marshall was the man behind the original film that centered on a rich woman who falls off her yacht and is taken to the hospital by a local carpenter. When she wakes up with amnesia, he convinces her that she is his wife and the mother of his small army of boys. From that point on we watch as she tries to adapt to her new lifestyle, while slowly falling in love with her “captor.”
The only thing more unpleasant than a remake is a romantic comedy remake — nothing against the actors — but the genre is no longer going down the drain, it’s been in the drain for some time now (someone please unclog it). But I suppose that if a remake must be done, America could use another film about a clumsy, annoying woman forced to fall in love with a handsome nobody (sarcasm).
What do you think of Jennifer Lopez starring in the remake of Overboard? Do you think she can pull it off?