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Scales: Mermaids Are Real (2017)

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Siren Phillips has lived her life thinking she's an ordinary girl, in an ordinary town. On the eve of her twelfth birthday, however, she learns that she is far from ordinary. Destined to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmy Perry ... Siren
Elisabeth Röhm ... Tiffany (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Morgan Fairchild ... Principal Strauss
Jack Dylan Grazer ... Adam (as Jack Grazer)
Nikki Hahn ... Crystal
Kimberly Hidalgo ... Quinn
Stephen Snedden ... Gary Wilts
Sterling Sulieman ... Brodie
Mason Vale Cotton ... Martin
Noree Victoria ... Amber
Elsie Fisher ... Hayden
Hannah Fraser ... Emerald
Lily Berlina Lily Berlina ... Mrs. Harper
Emily Rued ... Betty
A Leslie Kies ... Nurse Helen
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Siren Phillips has lived her life thinking she's an ordinary girl, in an ordinary town. On the eve of her twelfth birthday, however, she learns that she is far from ordinary. Destined to turn into a Mermaid at the age of twelve, Siren must struggle with her new reality, saying good bye to her mother and friends, while she transitions into the water. To make matters worse, a group of Hunters are after her, trying to catch her. She soon becomes friends with Adam Wilts, a new boy at school, who she turns to for help. He agrees to help her, but finds himself caught in the middle, when it's his own father who is after Siren. When Siren's mother is taken, the town must rally behind her, and help her make a peaceful transition into the water, before the hunters can find out where she is. Written by Fromage Pictures

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Rated PG for some mild peril and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Adam Wilts: He's hunting you, he just doesn't know it's YOU yet.
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Simply Terrible!
4 November 2017 | by dan_slentzSee all my reviews

Decided to give this movie a chance. My daughters (12 & 16) enjoy mermaids and we love family movies. A 5 out of 10 IMDb rating usually isn't very good.. but in this case it was far too generous.

I'm a huge fan of movies and studied film as part of my corollary sequence in college. I have a real appreciation for the work that goes into them (and I've helped on a few film school films and been in a few movies as an extra or with bit parts). A LOT of work goes into making movies, so I hate to not see something really great in most movies.

The story itself and script on this are pretty bad. But that's okay since you can't really figure out if it's the bad script or really bad acting. I wanted to think that maybe it was the fact that I'm an adult watching what I figured was a kids movie, but that never stopped me from really enjoying everything from Dolphin Tale to Shrek to Monsters Inc or any number of awesome family/kids movies. I asked my daughters what they thought (expecting an "it was okay"), but got a "it was really bad and cheesy".

It's really unfortunate that it was so bad because, to it's credit, it has some pretty shots in it (location shots), but the script and acting are so bad that it's not even tolerable. My 16 year old daughter even noticed the production music was (as she put it) "sounded canned". Actually now that she says it, it's really not very fitting to the events or scenes.

This ranks up there with "Hot To Trot" (Bobcat Goldthwait movie from '88)... not a good movie at all.


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