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Mermaid

4.6 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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Blu Mankuma, David Kaye, Ellen Burstyn, Jodelle Ferland, Joshua Peace, Samantha Mathis - Dir:Peter Masterson The true story of a little girl who, struggling with the loss of her father, writes him a letter and sends it in a balloon she hopes will take it

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A touching Showtime family drama, MERMAID stars Jodelle Ferland as Desi, a young girl who has recently lost her father. Struggling with his death, Desi writes him a letter and attaches it to a balloon, hoping that the letter will reach him in heaven. It doesn't, but the balloon does land in a town named Mermaid where a man and his family find it and decide to answer the letter. Featuring an enchanting performance from the young Ms. Ferland and an equally moving turn by Ms. Burstyn, MERMAID is an excellent film about coping with loss and the need for small miracles.

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  • Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Samantha Mathis, Jodelle Ferland, David Kaye, Peter Flemming
  • Directors: Peter Masterson
  • Writers: Todd Robinson
  • Producers: Holly Harter, Larry Sugar, Roni Weisberg
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Showtime Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: June 19, 2001
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005B6L7
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,712 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mermaid" on IMDb

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I thought that this film was very heartwarming. A young girl loses her father when she is four years old. Her mother obviously distraught was left to care for her alone, with the help of her mother and some friends. The little girl loved mermaids. Because the little girl didnt understand where her father had gone, her grandmother told her that she could write a letter to him, which they attached to a balloon. the balloon floated away and landed by a lake known as Mermaid lake in Mermaid City. A hunter found the letter and took it home, showed it to his family and decided to write back. The little girl recieved the letter later on and went to visit this family. They became firm friends. Meanwhile the mother became quite close to an old friend, whihc may have turned into a romance.
Overall i loved this film it was very sad but had a nice ending and was based on a true story.
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Except for the terrible cover and a killer of a title, this is an excellent movie. But it's not for everyone. If you like action, explosions, car chases, etc., this is NOT the movie for you.
The death of her father has put a 5-year-old girl into such shock that she refers to herself in the third person. She believes her father doesn't come home because she has done something bad and he won't forgive her. (The portrayal of this child by the child actress is nothing short of amazing.) How she is cured and the kindness shown to her, not just by those around her and by a distant family, but by the public at large is one of the most moving sequences on film. If you're not into human kindness or refuse to believe it exists, stay away from this film. But if you believe there's still hope, this movie will show you, you're right.
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I wasn't sure what to expect at first viewing of this, but I was hopeful considering that Ellen Burstyn has habit of being in rather excellent movies. This definately is another success.
It's a simple story about a Rhonda and her daughter who loses her husband and they both hold in their grief so deeply they become emotionally paralyzed. Rhonda's mother (Ellen Burstyn) comes up with the idea to send a letter to the little girl Desi's dad up in Heaven tied to a mermaid balloon which mysteriously ends up thousands of miles away in a town called Mermaid in Canada. This incredible event changes Desi and Rhonda's life forever.
Now mind you I am not a person who is prone to crying at movies but this one touched me so deeply I couldn't help myself. I never expected to be so profoundly moved by this little film, but it was just so beautiful and heartfelt. The fact that this is based on a true story only adds to it's impact. This is a great movie for anyone young or old. Just have some tissues nearby it's a real tear jerker.
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I like good clean movies (or as clean as you can get nowadays). Mermaid was really clean and based on a true story. There was a few utterances of mild crude language and the story is about a child not understanding that her father has died. It is not rated and the Dove Foundation gave it a four star and approved it for all ages.

I really enjoyed the movie and will definitely watch it again. A family member recommended it and then I just had to buy the DVD. Most people would skip it because they think it is too predictable or "lame", but I like movies like that because I know I will be watching something that won't make me feel like I have just been "slimed".

I loved all the characters, especially the little girl, Desi. Through the whole show she refers to herself in the third person because she is trying to put herself out of her pain and fear after her father's death. Even thinking that he left her because she was naughty. Her family has a difficult time trying to tell her that her father is gone and not coming back and both Desi and her mom have a hard time letting go and moving on. The fact that when Desi sends a letter to her dad, attached to a Mermaid balloon, and that it makes it 4,000 miles to Mermaid, Canada where a kind family answers the letter is very touching. Saying that since her dad knew he couldn't answer it himself, he sent it to someone who would do it for him to remind Desi that her dad didn't forget about her. Desi and her Mom then travel to Mermaid, Canada to visit the kind family who helped them to find peace and happiness again. At the end of the movie the real Desi and her family are seen on the film location and discuss the making of the movie.

Overall, I loved this movie and will watch it again and again.
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I guess I'm just an old softy, but I really loved this movie. I bought this because I'd seen it a few years ago onTV and remembered what a great story it was. Tried to find it one a streaming service but no joy, so when I saw Amazon had it I decided to get it.
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The only mermaids in the TV-movie are the ones on the balloon and in the book, but the story is based on a real event.
Very loosely modeled on Hans Christian Andersen's original "The Little Mermaid" (not the Disney version), the film depicts in fanciful fashion the attempt of a small girl to communicate with her dead father in heaven by attaching a note to a balloon with a mermaid pictured on it. The balloon is carried on the wind from California to St. Edward's Island in Canada, and the people who find it respond to the girl's message. The cast is well-chosen and the film is touching without being mawkish.
It is pleasant to imagine that mermaids and angels exist in the light beyond death.
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