Going Overboard (1989) - Comedy

Hohum Score



A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

IMDB: 1.9
Director: Valerie Breiman
Stars: Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 54 out of 147 found boring (36.73%)

One-line Reviews (81)

ITS unwatchable and only funny to laugh at, at best.

quite entertaining .

In my opinion, a good comedy needs no plot, or maybe more accurately if your situations and characters are funny enough, it doesn't matter what your plot is.

So, if you're REALLY bored, go rent it.

Unfunny, unimaginative, unwatchable.

This movie is by far the worst movie ever made.

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.

Coming from a non-Adam Sandler fan, but liking his performances in Punch-Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, The Wedding Singer, Spanglish and Happy Gilmore, Going Overboard is down there with Jack and Jill and Little Nicky as the worst movie that he ever did, it really is that bad.

For some odd reason - while I think the film does move kinda slow - I do find parts of it quite funny.

His name crops up in several of the worst movies of all time, and he is a decent actor.

However, as it is, the ridiculous plot is actually dragged further into the abyss by the awful one liners delivered by the finest comedian of our generation.

Not only because of the p***-poor camera work and the god-awful acting, but because there is no script.

I was thoroughly bored and for a film about a stand up comedian, I couldn't recall one joke or funny line worthy of the description.

Going Nowhere .

Worst Movie Ever .

About 3 weeks later I sold it at a yard sale for $3.00.Two days ago I found it on the "The 100 worst movies of all-time"list,and wanted to write a little something about it.

Where can i begin when talking about how bad this movie is, i guess i can start with saying its in my top 10 worst movies of all time.

Also on bored (sic) is mellow "Yellow Teeth" rock star Adam Rifkin (as Croaker), a bunch of beauty contestants in skimpy bathing suits, and a gang of card-carrying members of the SAG.

only movie EVER that I have walked out on...

This movie earns its title as the worst movie I have ever seen in my life.

Now, this is a technique that can work if utilized properly, but here, it seems forced and contrived, and it never really adds to the proceedings.

And even worse than the lack of story line was the parts when Sandler would just begin talking into the camera at random parts in the movie, it reminded me of Dora the Explorer when they turn and look at the screen and ask you questions.

Terrible acting, terrible taste, no plot, no storyline, just ewww...

There was no plot and no point.

No plot, no acting, no comedy, no budget.

The worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life .

lolTop 2 worst movies Going overboard Sugar and Spice

Hats off to superbly entertaining commentary, and thanks - you saved my day.

I won't rip on Adam Sandler because we all know him well enough to just accept the bad movies, but this movie is so mundane and uninteresting that it's hard to even consider it inoffensive.

Please Don't Waste Your Time .

This movie, in my opinion, was the WORST movie EVER made,....

Bottom Line: Truly awful, maybe the worst movie in the history of the universe.

The back of the box said it was hilarious, more like tedious is you ask me.

Pulling your teeth out might be more enjoyable then this flick.

This film contains no funny moments, and features a complete lack of plot, my friend bought it on dvd, and after enduring a nightmare hour and a half, he proceeded to break the dvd with a spoon (the only weapon available at the time), so no one else in our house would have to endure it, PLEASE do not buy this film, no matter how cheap it is, if you are Sandler fans, there is no reason to buy it, also if you want to see it because of Burt Young, do yourself a favour, just go and watch Rocky again, believe me you'll feel better for it.

The story is scattered and one-dimensional, the subplots feel contrived and out of place, and almost everyone in this movie seems as though they try way too hard for a laugh, including Sandler.

It's like watching a painfully dull home movie.

But if you decide to waste your time on this movie, don't say I didn't warn you.

Until this moment in time I thought Hard To Kill was the worst movie I had ever seen.

this was one of the worst movies i've ever seen.

perhaps the worst movie ever made .

There is no plot.

despite my preconceptions of this film i actually enjoyed it.

The acting is uniformly abysmal, with Sandler alternating between trying way too hard in one scene, to looking bored and just reading his lines in the next.

I understand that this is early in his career but this is the worst movie i ever bought.

Other than that, dont waste your money.

In my opinion, Don't buy this movie, its a waste of money

The lethargic and pointless narrative is worsened by constantly cutting away to Miss Universal confessionals, ridiculous dream sequences, and Burt Young as General Noriega who is actually watching the film itself on VHS, who defends his honor by shouting at the TV, "We'll see who gets the last laugh, you left over worthless kangaroo vomit!

It was also way too long.

Adam Sandler is a great comedian and he would eventually hit his stride with films like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, but what we have here is a disjointed mess of potentially good gags and characters ruined by horrible acting and an even worse script.

Seriously the worst movie of all time .

Worst plot, Worst script, Worst movie I have ever seen.

It uses tired, bottom of the barrel comedic techniques - consistently breaking the fourth wall as Sandler talks to the audience, and seemingly pointless montages of 'hot girls'.

I couldn't even watch it all the way through, it was so badly acted, and it had very little plot.

thats right mind numbing boredom is better...

Truly a slow and painful death.

Much of the humor is too drawn out, or too brief.

Going bored .

Worst movie...

Don't waste your time.

The pacing is painfully slow.

The Characters were bland, the story didn't make sense, the directing was absolutely shocking and the person who wrote this should be assassinated.

this is painfully unfunny and tedious.

With unrealistic dialogue, and empty characters - this film is devoid of conflict and tension, making it at true struggle to actually sit through.

The movie assaults the viewer with dull comedy which is apparently supposed to be funny because it is so bad.

You know that show on the SciFi Channel in which some guy and his muppet-machines spoof the most unwatchable horror flicks (Mystery Science Theatre).

Literally nothing happened in the half hour or so I saw.

I ended up putting the disc in the microwave it was so bad i fell asleep halfway through and my mom had to wake me up.

The story plods along to the incessant sounds of a steal drum calypso, bland jazz, and cheap Muzak, also the actual presentation style is curious and inconsistent.

it is just so painfully boring, I regretted watching literally every scene.

it's jarring yet also boring...

Pass this one up at the video store, I rented it for free and it was still a waste of time.

Overall it's the worst movie I've ever seen.

this movie is a total waste of space and time.

Absolute Waste Of Time .

This is a story of gibberish that was so boring that you could not keep up with what was happening on the screen.

This is easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Was it the broken and predictable structure of the story?

it's the kinda film you should watch when you're having a really boring day and have nothing else to do.

This HAS to be the worst movie I've ever attempted to watch.

Throw in a couple of terrorists who are supposed to kill a girl on the ship but decide they too want to be comedians, a visibly low budget and a whole bunch of corny, disgusting and dull jokes and you've got the recipe used for Going Overboard, which should really just be thrown overboard.