It's a comedy but unreal. Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool. She promises them a wish if they help her prove to Neptune love exists, and Raymond is the only creature resembling a love-god.
Little girls and salty sea dogs alike have long been held in thrall to the mermaid's siren song; in Aquamarine, based on Alice Hoffman's book, the ladyfish finds herself awash in the low tide of teen romantic comedy.
November 07, 2012
Like its title character, Allen's choppy and inconsistent film has two speeds, ditsy or sentimental, and never gathers momentum.
March 03, 2006
The movie scores a major victory in reaching its audience with the all-too-important message that they are fine just the way they are.