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Mermaids (1990)

An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.

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After yet another failed relationship, Mrs. Flax (Cher) ups her family to the east coast to start all over again. Reluctantly dragged along with her is her daughter Charlotte - going through a very confusing time of her life - who wants to become a nun, and instead falls in love with a quiet, mild-mannered church employee, to the mixed response of her mother. Set at around the time of the Kennedy Assassination. Written by Paul Skerry <pauls@miles33.co.uk>

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This is our mother. Pray for us. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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14 December 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi madre es una sirena  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,419,397 (USA)
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Christina Ricci's older sister and brothers appear as extras in the swim meet scene, they sit behind Charlotte, Rachel and Lou. See more »

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Mrs. Flax asks Lou if he can feed the girls since she has to run an errand to Boston. He tells her he can and has a pot roast. When she gets back to Lou's later, they have a roasted chicken for dinner. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte Flax: Please God don't let me fall in love and want to do disgusting things... Dear God, I love the way he throws.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer's Phobia (1997) See more »

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If You Wanna Be Happy
Written by Frank Guida (as Frank J. Guida), Carmela Guida & Joseph Royster
Performed by Jimmy Soul
Courtesy of Frank Guida Productions/Legrande-SPQR Records
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wonderul, cute, sweet comedy/drama, winona's best ever!!
18 March 2003 | by (san francisco california) – See all my reviews

this film was wonderful!!, i loved winona's and christina ricci's acting in their roles for this film! this film shows the lengths, and the relationship, of how a mother and daughter work out their relationship together! it was funny, tragic, sexy, and works for winona fans. it takes place in 1963/64. vcher is snobby, yet, hysterical in a mean way for this film! bob hoskins is wonderful in this film! he's very talented when he hides his english accent. this movie is foir drama lovers, who love mother/daughter dramas! it seems long, but, is enjoyable if you watch it a number of times! see this movie!! if you love winona!


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