Aquamarine

  • PG
  • Elizabeth Allen (2006)
  • US
  • 99 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Emma Roberts, Joanna "JoJo"Levesque and Sara Paxton. Florida teenagers Claire and Hailey are about to be separated, because Hailey's is emigrating to Australia with her mother. One morning they find a mermaid washed up in a swimming pool by a storm and they agree to help her avoid an arranged marriage in return for granting a wish - to stop Hailey's move.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Elizabeth Allen

Other Information

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