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It's an updated teen version of Little Mermaid -- Aquamarine is looking for True Love to prove to her dad that it exists so that she doesn't have to marry some seadude that she's not in love with.
At the end of the story -- the true love that she finds is the love that the two girlfriends show to her.
My girls all gave it a thumbs up and you'll find yourself humming the song as you leave this light hearted romp.
This is a great feel good movie ...everyone of all ages would enjoy this. I'm 18 and my mom is 38 and we both loved it the same. I recommend this movie to every mother/daughter :) Grab some candy worms and you're good to go ;)
The story goes like this: Two young friends are about to be worlds apart when one of them's mother gets a grant to work in Australia. They pray to the weather gods in typical silly sleepover fashion in hopes to remain together. Luckily, a mermaid washes up in the local public pool and agrees to grant them their wish if they can help her prove that love exists by getting the local lifeguard dreamboat to fall in love with her.
Sounds sort of silly, right? Well, it is, but not so silly that this flick is unwatchable. The three lead actresses, Emma Roberts, JoJo, and Sara Paxton, are all very likeable. Roberts and JoJo convincingly play best friends who are afraid of losing each other. JoJo can be accused of over-acting at times, but both she and Roberts do very well in the acting department. Arielle Kebbel plays the local mean/popular/spoiled girl that frequents films like this. Jake McDorman plays heartthrob Ray, the apple of the mermaid's eye. The real standout here, however, is Sara Paxton as the title character. She's a lovely young lady who can pull off goofiness with pure Cameron Diaz flair. Her character goes from snappy princess to giddy teenager with the flip of a switch.
The story moves at a decent pace, and the special effects are actually pretty good too.Read more ›
It's about two girlfriends, one of which is about to move away, who discover a mermaid washed into a swimming pool by the previous nights severe winds. The mermaid will grant them a wish if they help her find love - within a few days. Her father is forcing her to marry someone she doesn't love, because the Mermen (?) don't believe in love. She has just a few days to prove it exists, and she picks out the local life guard whom the two young protagonists also admire.
There's a bit of romance, a bit of humor, even a bit of suspense as the boy's previous girlfriend jealously interferes, and a few poignant moments as well. The romance is appropriate for kids; it's not one of the funniest movies out, but amusing enough for the whole family.
It wasn't as good a movie as 8 Below to ME, but my kids liked it better.
And on a side note, the theater was packed with hundreds of 10-14 year-old girls who loved it as well.
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Great movie. Arrived early. The used one I got skips a scene though. But you get what you pay for.Published 15 hours ago by chareedarling
Kept getting loud horn sound throughout film. Not my TV. Has to be the movie. Would love a refund. Watched via amazon fire.Published 3 days ago by da7cl
Good story, very cute. Clean, safe for any age girls really. Plus Size Trendy clothing online Luxbyjulia Lux by Julia dot comPublished 1 month ago by Brooke2Cool
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