Mermaids Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for Mermaids the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Mrs. Flax (Cher) is the flamboyant mother of two who hightails out of town every time a relationship threatens to turn serious. Having moved some 18 times, her daughters, Charlotte (Ryder), 15, and Kate (Ricci), 8, are a little worse for the wear, psychologically speaking. One aspires to be a nun though not Catholic, and the other holds her breath under water. Now living in Massachusetts, Mrs. Flax starts having those "I got you, babe" feelings for Hoskins, a shoestore owner. Amusing, well-acted multi-generational coming of ager based on a novel by Patty Dann.

Distribution

Orion Home Video, MGM, 2500 Broadway, 3515, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3036, Phone: (310)449-3000, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Teen Angst, Moms, Parenthood
Screenplay
June Roberts
Cast
Cher, Winona Ryder, Bob Hoskins, Christina Ricci, Michael Schoeffling, Caroline McWilliams, Jan Miner
Cinematography
Howard Atherton
Director
Richard Benjamin
Music
Jack Nitzsche
Producer
Patrick Palmer, Orion Pictures

Awards

Natl. Bd. of Review 1990: Support. Actress (Ryder).

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