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It would have been very easy for the movie to become a broad farce with Candy and Eugene Levy in the love story of the man and the mermaid, but writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel found the right note between love story and comedy, and the cast pulls off both. The comedy varies between clever and slapstick, and seeing the film again 20 years later still made me laugh at parts. As expected, Candy and Levy do the heavy lifting in the comedy department, and they are both hilarious in their respective scenes. The whole movie wouldn't work at all, though, if we didn't believe in the central love story - and Hanks and Hannah make it work.
Hannah is a mermaid apparently not unlike Disney's Ariel. She has a tail when wet, and legs when dry. Hanks is Allen Bauer, who has inherited his father's wholesale produce business along with brother Freddy. As a child Allen suddenly jumped into the water off Cape Cod, where the child mermaid rescues him until the adults can fetch him from the water.
As an adult Allen has commitment issues and admits he doesn't love his girlfriend. After a friend's wedding he returns to Cape Cod for a little nostalgia. Another boating accident results in another mermaid rescue, but the "girl" runs away as Allen regains consciousness on shore.
The mermaid fetches Allen's wallet from the ocean floor and follows a map to track Allen down in New York City.Read more ›
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Tom Hanks is awesome!! I have never seen one of his movies that I didn't love. I loved this movie as a child, and I loved sharing this with my own children.Published 11 days ago by Lisa
I liked how young Tom Hanks was, he was so cute! But not so much the plot, I didn't like the beginning, all that came to my mind was "She is one horny mermaid! Read morePublished 22 days ago by SATAN
I bought this for my mom. It was her favorite movie growing up. We had a good laugh over the terrible 80's acting.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this movie and I hope everyone else that watches this as-well.Published 25 days ago by Drewmaster74