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Aquamarine (2006)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  3 March 2006 (USA)
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Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.

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In a dreary Florida beach resort village, luscious-limbed lifeguard Raymond is the main attraction for girls. Teenager buddies Claire and Hailey became experts on him by observation, but never dared actually approach him, and after this closing summer season will be separated as one's parents move to Australia. Then they find a storm washed up in a pool a sassy mermaid, who promises them a wish if they help her prove to Neptune love exists, and Raymond is the only creature resembling a love-god. Written by KGF Vissers

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mermaid | beach | love | wish | storm | See more »

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A Fish-Out-Of-Water Comedy.


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Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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3 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sereia Apaixonada  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,860 (New Zealand) (7 July 2006)

Gross:

$58,828 (New Zealand) (7 July 2006)
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Trivia

The scene where Hailey is swimming with dolphins was filmed at Sea World and Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque was afraid of swimming with them. See more »

Goofs

When Cecilia is at the top of the water tower at night, the door is wide open, but when it shows Aquamarine inside, the door is shut half way. See more »

Quotes

Hailey: Maybe we could wish for something else?
Claire: Something else, like what, like a new best friend? A new person to tell everything to.
Hailey: Claire - don't...
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Hailey: I mean, maybe we could learn to stand on our own for a change...
Claire: You mean me don't you.
Hailey: I mean, I'm not your mom.
Claire: You think I need you all the time, when the truth is, you're so mad at the world, that nobody but me even wants to talk to you.
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Crazy Credits

After the regular cast credits the Roberts, Levesque, and Paxton also get credits for being the voice of their respective starfish earrings. See more »

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Written by Guy Roche and Amy Powers
Performed by Sara Paxton
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JoJo Surpises Me
18 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I promised my sister I would take her to a movie for her birthday and buy her popcorn a few weeks ago, and today was the day we settled on. I was pushing for Failure to Launch or She's the Man, but my sister was determined to see Aquamarine. So fifteen dollars later we were all nestled in. The movie starts off extremely slow and was, in my opinion, painful to watch. I must admit I was much more entertained with thinking of ways that I could sneak in to The Hills Have Eyes, which was playing at the theater across from ours. But in the end I stayed for the movie, giving me plenty of time to think over my criticisms. I think Emma Roberts (timid and diminutive Claire) may be a rare star who started out acting fairly well and is getting worse. I thought her early Unfabulous days were good, but now I can barely stand to watch the show. Her over-the-top mugging drives me insane. I wasn't expecting much out of JoJo (bold and strong Hailey) at all. I knew it wasn't exactly fair writing her off for being a singer, but that's what I did. And I was extremely, pleasantly surprised. She did a great job, I thought. I wasn't expecting much from Sara Paxton (the titular mermaid Aquamarine) judging by the painful "I see we're going to have to take this slow: Mer Maid" in the trailers, but she ended up doing okay. All in all, it wasn't a great movie, but it picks up in the second half and finishes well, so it was a pretty decent way to spend almost two hours on a cold Saturday afternoon. Although next time, I think I'll pick the movie.


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