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Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Elizabeth Allen (2006)

99min
PG Certificate
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US television starlet Sara Paxton makes a splash as the eponymous teenage mermaid in this 21st-century answer to The Little Mermaid. Florida teenagers Claire (Emma Roberts) and Hailey (Joanna "JoJo" Levesque) are the archetypal "Plain Janes" who dream of getting a second glance from a hunky lifeguard (the terminally bland Jake McDorman). But when Aquamarine is washed ashore in a tempest, the girls have three days to help her woo their own object of desire and so prove the existence of love - in return for which they'll be granted one wish. After a sluggish start, director Elizabeth Allen quickly glosses over any possible tensions and pitches the trio against the local "It" girl (Arielle Kebbel). From then on it's mostly make-up tips and the inevitable shopping montage. Despite its earnest message and Paxton's knack for comedy, this trite fable has about as much depth as a rock pool.

Summary

A mermaid fleeing an arranged marriage becomes stranded at a beach resort. There she meets two local girls - lifelong friends about to be separated when one of them moves to Australia - and seeks their help in winning the heart of a lifeguard she has fallen for. In return, she promises to grant them their wish to stay together. Fantasy comedy, with Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts and Joanna Levesque.

Cast & Crew

Claire Emma Roberts
Hailey Joanna "JoJo" Levesque
Aquamarine Sara Paxton
Raymond Jake McDorman
Cecilia Arielle Kebbel
Ginny Claudia Karvan
Leonard Bruce Spence
Marjorie Tammin Sursok
Grandpa Bob Roy Billing
Grandma Maggie Julia Blake
Storm Banks Shaun Micallef
Director Elizabeth Allen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 23 Jun 2006

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