20 Worst Movies Of 2018 (So Far)

17. Overboard

Overboard Anna Faris
Lionsgate

Nobody asked for a remake of the 1987 Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn rom-com Overboard, but they made it anyway! Though this new take gender-wraps the central characters in a presumed attempt to make the "employee gaslights her amnesiac boss" plot a little less problematic, it's still all kinds of wrong.

Anna Faris' considerable charms feel mostly wasted in this joyless slog, while Eugenio Derbez is basically just playing a caricature of himself at this point. Plus, is there any reason why this needed to be 112 freaking minutes long? Christ.

Worst Moment: The vaguely smug air of female empowerment permeating throughout the movie, attempting to pass Faris' character's manipulation off as acceptable simply because her boss is a prick.

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