Overboard in 2018 is mainly a vehicle for its star/producer, Eugenio Derbez. Just as in Instructions Not Included and How to Be a Latin Lover, Derbez goes the playboy route. He's Leonardo Montenegro, the spoiled-rotten bad boy of a rich Mexican family who tosses Kate Sullivan (Anna Faris), a pizza-delivering, carpet-cleaning, single mom of three who literally gets tossed off his yacht when she refuses to serve him a mango.
Karma, of course, hits Leonardo like a mofo when he falls off the boat. He ends up washed up ashore, with no recollection of who he is. Kate's best gal pal (Eva Longoria) persuades Kate to convince Leonardo they're husband and wife and to take him home so he can help out around the house.
At their core, both Overboards are traditional rich-person-learns-how-to-be-a-real-person farces, the type of films Frank Capra and Preston Sturges used to direct in their sleep. But that premise is hopelessly jacked up. Faris is too likable a presence to despise no matter who she's playing, but Kate is essentially committing kidnapping and, later, when wife and husband get conjugal, rape. Still, Derbez displays an amusing, almost neurotic vulnerability that reminds me of Gene Wilder back in his prime.