Howdy! I just want to take the time and tell you about a guy named Adam Sandler. He's a funny guy. He has done many things; including fighting with "The Price Is Right" host Bob Barker.Now, let us go back in time - way, way, way back in time! His first movie, "Going Overboard," may appear to be bad to the average Joe person. But not for die-hard Adam Sandler fans! This is one of those "So Bad It's Good" movies that keeps every movie person glued to the television set! Also, who refering to us guys doesn't like the ladies, huh? So the next time <more>
you're at that store where you're greeted by an old person in a blue vest, and you need your laundry stuff, cheap clothes, Doritos and Coca-Cola, and a cheap boom box, don't forget to dig into that $5 bin and find this movie! It'll make you prepared for more of his movies, like "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore" or should I say "Happy Madison?"
alright, i saw this at blockbuster, and i was like 'whoa, an adam sandler movie i haven't heard of' so i rented it, i watched it and, in the first 5 minutes you have adam telling you that its going to be a loosely thrown together movie with no budget at all. well, he's not lying. but the movie isn't that bad. i mean, it is adam's first movie, but i still find him enjoyable to watch, the 2 cuban terrorists are hilarious, and you even have Allen Covert as the bartender. . . . i mean allen and adam have apparently known each other for a LONG time. anyway, the chase scene <more>
during the end will show you that. . . .well lets just say adams shirt changes from green to red, red to green. . . .back and forth during the chase scenes. Still, there's nothing wrong with that, i was expecting him to make a joke about it.So if nothing else, watch this for adam, and the 2 cuban guys. No one else in the movie can act, and i think they did it that way on purpose.I don't hate this movie at all, in fact, i own it, and i watched it again last night.Billy Bob Thorton even makes an appearance, along with billy zane and as i said before, allen covert, who was probably unknown then.but i do love allen covert. and adam. . .and seeing adam in his eaaaaarly days is refreshing.So see this, at least once. Don't watch it expecting a very enjoyable sandler film. watch it expecting to see what you hear adam tell you your gonna see in the first 5 minutes.to all those people who think this is just a HORRIBLE movie. . .well duh, it was MENT to be. adam tells you its gonna be.Sadly, this move is NOT listed on adam sandler's websight. guess he's ashamed of it or something, i dunno why he would be, maybe cause of his shorts. . ..anyway, be sure to check this out, but don't watch it in a serious fashion, be light hearted. . .
I joined IMDb, solely to comment on this movie, I was sick of reading reviews that bad mouthed this classic. After seeing this movie once, OK, I can see why some people might think its bad. But take it for what it is, they know they have 'no budget' and treat it as such. cameos are excellent dicky diamond is awesome as an obnoxious and perverted comic, sheckys co worker is also hilarious. not to mention spots from burt young and billy zane, the guy who plays the grimy rock star kills it in his role. so many one liners . this is far and away sandlers best film hopefully in the future , <more>
this film will receive the credit it deserves and establish itself amongst other cult classics.
my own opinion of going overboard (by properbo666)
even though i was only young when this film was made i have recently watched it and thought it was typical Adam Sander very funny, a low budget film made a very long time a go makes it a classic in my eyes. Adam Sander plays the underdog brilliantly, who is very similar to other characters in his more recent films, happy Gilmore and the water boy. as a fan of Adam Sander it is very enjoyable but if you are not a fan then this film is not for you, it has a Ferris Bueller effect to it with Adam talking to the audience a lot asking for help explaining the situation with similar day dreams to the <more>
one in happy Gilmore, when he see's king Neptune, therefore beyond all reasonable this is a quality film
Not nearly as bad as people say it is! (by Are-you-having-your-period)
I waited ages before seeing this as all the reviews I read of this said it was horrible! i rented it expecting the worst, and while it is hardly the best sandler film out there, there are much worse! Sandler frequently talks to the camera and the film does not take itself seriously, but that is all part of the fun! A great way to waste an afternoon, and you might even find yourself laughing once a twice! A good film, well worth renting!
Funny movie (by ben_tos)
I do not understand all those negative reviews, i just watched it and laughed several times. It's like an early Woody Allen movie, a schlemiel talking to the camera, being an underdog during the movie, and eventually winning. Even the joke about the old woman being mugged by two hoodlums could have been told by Woody Allen.With a guest appearance of Milton Berne. The continuously breaking of the fourth wall, the commenting on the badness of the movie, pointing out the plot holes, .... This movie was years ahead of it's time.A nice 80's movie with some great music and extremely <more>
stupid dancing. And also nicely politically incorrect.