Splash (20th Anniversary Edition)
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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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Cute movie. Remember it being funnier than it was this time. Worth seeing if you never saw it before. Brief nudity and a few curses so be aware if watching with small children. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Peter Pisciotta
My girls are into mermaids and this throwback movie was wonderful for them to watch. I'd forgotten that Tom Hanks did this. Overall, a great, fun, movie.Published 6 days ago by RenaissanceMan
A true '80s classic! This is one of those movies that you can watch time and time again.Published 9 days ago by Stephanie O.
I rented this for my 5 year old grandson. He watched it repeatedly.Published 17 days ago by Linda Calleja