Thursday, February 14, 2008
Favorite Romantic Comedies: Overboard
WHY I LOVE IT
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell (real-life partners) are perfect in their respective roles. Joanna (Goldie Hawn), the snobby socialite, and Dean (Kurt Russell), the working-class carpenter, meet while Dean is working on Joanna's yacht. Joanna rebuffs Dean when he comes to collect payment for his work. Later, Joanna falls off of her yacht and gets total amnesia. Her real husband never claims her, thinking that he's rid of her, so Dean claims her as his "wife" to take care of his children in lieu of payment for the work he did. Joanna and Dean work through everyday family life with some very comedic situations -- since Joanna has no memory of any domestic skills and she is now a wife and mother. One day her real life catches up with her and to her surprise, she realizes that her new life is the one she really wants.
We still have our favorite lines in this movie that we say to other members of our family. "Eat you checkers," is one of them, and even Elijah says it. LOL
Annie Proffitt when calling to the child whose name she can't remember, "Twin! Oh twin!"