A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf.
Although film is a bit uneven, production benefits from a tasty look, an airy tone, and a delectable, unblemished performance from Hannah.
Howard demonstrates exactly the correct soft touch, skirting the myriad problems of taste.
It's too bad the relentlessly conventional minds that made this movie couldn't have made the leap from sitcom to comedy.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Splash may feature a heroine with fins, but it's mostly a standard love story, albeit one with some delightful new twists.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Its appeal is based almost entirely on regression -- a thematic regression to infancy and a stylistic regression to the most lulling kind of TV blandness.