overboard

"Are you going to bring me my lemon or do I have to squeeze it from my hat?"

By Ashley and Colette Rigby

There are handful of movies, that stick with you for your entire life. They aren’t necessarily the “good” ones, either. They aren’t the ones studied in film school, nor have won any awards, hey don’t have a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (I can hear Jeff now, as he scoffs),...but it doesn’t matter. You love them. You’ll smirk every time you hear someone quote it and watch it until the final scene when you stumble upon it mid-way through, in random places like airports or your grandparents’ or parents’ community center.

If the tasseled shoulders didn't give it away, Ashley channels her inner Joanna Stayton. 

If the tasseled shoulders didn't give it away, Ashley channels her inner Joanna Stayton. 

For me, this movie is Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I love this movie. Always have and always will. I don’t remember when I first watched it, but I can still hear my Mom’s laugh when Annie Proffitt tried to make her new-found family dinner by boiling a whole chicken, feet, talons and all, in a pot of water. I remember, my whole family laughing out loud while watching it in sync on a flight to Ireland, summer before my junior year of college. I bet we were laughing about her bagged-ass dresses that Dean found for her or her tool-boat of a husband, Grant Stayton, flirting with his mistresses while his wife was away. I remember dressing up as Joanna, and Jeff as Grant for Halloween circa 2008 and throwing a great party.

I asked Colette to share with me her favorite movies and somehow Overboard made it onto the list. I’m unsure of how, because we’ve never watched it together. She said she watched it with Meme. I’ll have to fact check this, but for now, I’m leaving it on the list and I hope it stays there forever. I hope when she’s 35 she still remembers the sound of my laugh when Annie squishes candy into the boys’ sandwiches and tosses them loose into a lunch bag, which is what I want to do most of the time.

I hope when she’s 35 she still remembers the sound of my laugh when Annie squishes candy into the boys’ sandwiches and tosses them loose into a lunch bag, which is what I want to do most of the time.

Colette’s List of Favorite Movies:

  1. Ninjago
  2. Overboard
  3. E.T.
  4. The Good Dinosaur
  5. Zootopia
  6. Kubo and the Two Strings
  7. Trollz
  8. Paddington
  9. Inside Out
  10. Coco
  11. Toy Story

If you want to see the remake with me, let me know and we’ll plan a date for April!