Setting troubling plot concepts aside, Overboard has quite a few funny moments. Hawn and Russell are both very funny in the early scenes before she falls overboard. The scenes where Joanna/Annie has to adjust to her new poor lifestyle are also very enjoyable. She knows something is not right about her new life, but she just can’t figure it out. Unfortunately the movie stops being funny towards the end as it tries to wrap up its plot. Predictably Annie adapts to her new life, develops affection for the children, and of course falls in love with Dean. And of course she learns the truth, which threatens everything. This is where the humor ends and over the top sequences to bring things together begins.
The Blu-ray is presented with an AVC encoded transfer in 1080p 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The picture quality is pretty poor even taking into consideration the age of the film, looking very grainy and dull. There is a lot of digital noise and apparent print damage. This is probably one of the worst-looking Blu-rays I have seen. The audio is presented in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, so there is no surround mix. The 2.0 mix is good. The dialogue is easy to hear and the background noises are well blended. There are no special features except for the theatrical trailer. It’s hard to say that Overboard is worth an upgrade from DVD.