Mermaids [DVD] [1990]

Richard Benjamin's domestic/coming-of-age comedy Mermaids comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, and a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a fine release from MGM/UA, especially when one considers the inexpensive list price.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.55 out of 5 stars.
4.6
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English: Stereo Surround
  • French: Stereo Surround
  • Spanish: mono
  • French and Spanish subtitles

Synopsis

Mermaids
There's no point in recounting the many production problems and personal hostilities which plagued the filming of Mermaids: the end result is all that matters. Set in the 1960s, the film details the relationship between an unorthodox, unmarried vagabond mother (Cher), and her two daughters. The 15-year-old (Winona Ryder), continually embarrassed by her flamboyant mother, wants to be the world's greatest Catholic; the nine-year-old (Christina Ricci) would be satisfied with becoming the world's champion swimmer. Moving with her family to New England, the older daughter falls in love from afar with the groundskeeper (Michael Schoeffling) from a nearby convent, while Mom takes up with a lonely salesman (Bob Hoskins). Mermaids is perceptively adapted from the warmly comic novel by Patty Dann. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Cher
    Cher - Mrs. Flax
  • Bob Hoskins
    Bob Hoskins - Lou Landsky
  • Winona Ryder
    Winona Ryder - Charlotte Flax
  • Christina Ricci
    Christina Ricci - Kate Flax
  • Michael Schoeffling
    Michael Schoeffling - Joe

Overall Customer Rating

4.6 out of 54.6
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100%of customers recommend this product.

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