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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

R | | Comedy, Drama | March 1988 (USA)
Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle ... See full summary »

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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle rekindles an old romantic relationship with the younger painter Mary, Polly becomes jealous, and discovers Gabrielle is not who she claims to be. Written by Mike Jones

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Isn't life the strangest thing you've ever seen?

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Le chant des sirènes  »

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$262,000 (estimated)

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$1,408,491
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Debut theatrical feature film written, edited, produced and directed by Patricia Rozema. See more »

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Polly Vandersma: Isn't life the strangest thing you've ever seen?
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Referenced in Pushing Daisies: Smell of Success (2007) See more »

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OPEN WINDOW
By Mark Korven
Courtesy of Duke Street Records
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Absolutely Magical!
15 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

The wonder of this film, like one of the paintings it features, can't be described in words. It is pure magic in the most abstract form! One can't help but adore Polly's originality (Sheila McCarthy). This is a fantastically crafted and acted film. It will trigger your imagination and place a smile on your face. After the film is over, you won't be able to stop dreaming. I can't watch it enough! It is very sad that it is no longer in print (at least last I checked) and I am very lucky to have purchased it in the Laser Disc format when I did. I have been a fan of this film since I was 20 and am still a fan 14 years


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