By EW Staff
Updated January 17, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST
Credit: Overboard: Everett Collection
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”Overboard” is one of the best movies to watch when you’re sick at home

GENRE Garry Marshall movies

INGREDIENTS Real-life cute couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn play a backwoods carpenter and a bitchy socialite brought together by her amnesia; he convinces her that she’s his wife and mother of his four hellions.

YOU CAN SLEEP THROUGH All the sequences on Hawn’s yacht

STAY AWAKE FOR Russell building a miniature golf course based on Hawn’s design and inspired by famous landmarks from around the world

HEALING POWERS Nothing goes down easier than a movie by director Marshall, the former sitcom guru (Happy Days) who brings sitcom values to the big screen. Everything’s peppy, no one gets badly hurt, lessons are learned, and loose ends are neatly tied up at the end.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Overboard reverses the usual Marshall formula, which involves a woman of modest means getting an expensive makeover, as in Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, or The Princess Diaries.


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