YMMV / Overboard

  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: It is perfectly fine to abduct an amnesia victim, lie to them about their identity, and exploit them for manual labor if they wind up falling in love with you in the end.
  • Fridge Logic: When Joanna finds the monogrammed "J.S." panties in Dean's glove compartment, she assumes he's having an affair. But Joanna had seen the panties before, after losing her memory. She was actually wearing them when she went into the drink, and when Dean comes to pick her up, the police offer shows them to Dean and comments that "she didn't know what the initials meant". ("She wouldn't, 'cause I bought 'em for her at a garage sale.") Shouldn't she have recognized the panties from before?
    • Losing memory can happen multiple times after a trauma. It's common for people with concussions to wake up several times in hospitals asking the same questions (where am I?, what happened?, etc...).
    • They might have told her about the initials without showing the underwear.
  • Squick : A Rom Com about Kidnapping
  • Tear Jerker: When Joanna regains her memory and is driving away in the limo while the boys chase after her screaming "Mom! Come back!". Then Joe says "You said moms don't leave!"
  • Unfortunate Implications: The case has been made that since Joanna is unaware of her true identity, she is unable to give informed consent to sex and therefore what Dean does to her is technically rape.
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