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Mermaids (1990) (C) - Anthology Ottawa

Mermaids (1990) (C)

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"Very funny and sweet comedy-drama!"

Blockbuster Entertainment Guide.

Cher is "magical and electric" (The Hollywood Reporter), Winona Ryder "enchanting and funny" (The New York Times) and Christina Ricci "adorable and engaging" (Variety) in this hilarious and heartwarming portrait of a 1960's single parent family trying to adjust to each other's growing independence.

Charlotte (Ryder) is an adolescent girl torn between her blossoming passions for a handsome caretaker (Michael Schoeffling)... and her desire to be a nun (a tough calling for a girl who's Jewish).

Complicating her already precarious teen angst is a little sister (Ricci), a determined would-be swimmer she affectionately calls "fishhead," and their mother (Cher), a non-traditional, sexy, flamboyant woman who relocates them to a new town every time she causes a hint of scandal - which is often.

But even as their personal styles clash, these three incredibly different individuals begin to see that nothing - not even a life threatening tragedy - can tear apart the bonds of family. -- (C) MGM Home Entertainment, 1990, USA.

Starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling, Christina Ricci.

Directed by Richard Benjamin.





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