Aquamarine (2006)



Critic Consensus: A lighthearted, gum-smacking, boy-crazy film with a hopeful message for young girls.

Movie Info

Two teenagers think they have problems until they come to the rescue of a girl with a fishy story to tell in this teen-oriented comedy. Thirteen-year-old Claire (Emma Roberts) and same-aged Hailey (Joanne "JoJo" Levesque) are two close friends living in Tampa, FL, who are facing a separation in a few weeks -- Claire's mother is a marine biologist who has been given a prestigious new job in Australia, meaning the girls are not likely to see much of each other again. While the girls wonder if … More

Rating: PG (for mild language and sensuality)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Elizabeth Egloff, Steven Rogers, Alice Hoffman, John Quaintance, Jessica Bendinger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 13, 2006
Box Office: $18.6M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Aquamarine

All Critics (95) | Top Critics (32)

Unfortunately, the performances are often clunky and the art direction and CG are wanting, so anyone over the age of eight is likely to find it cheap around the edges. One for very little mermaids.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This movie, in fact, is all about conformity.

Full Review… | March 7, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

This film is entirely harmless. It's utterly forgettable.

Full Review… | March 6, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Little girls and salty sea dogs alike have long been held in thrall to the mermaid's siren song; in Aquamarine, based on Alice Hoffman's book, the ladyfish finds herself awash in the low tide of teen romantic comedy.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

Director Elizabeth Allen sets a nicely easy-breezy tone for Aquamarine, but her comic timing is sometimes shaky and she sadly cannot overcome the weaknesses of the script.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

The movie scores a major victory in reaching its audience with the all-too-important message that they are fine just the way they are.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
Christianity Today

Audience Reviews for Aquamarine

Too cliche and formulaic. I wouldn't recommend it even to the target audience.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Aquamarine is crap, that is basically all I have to describe it. The story was boring, the cast was terrible, and overall I never enjoyed it one bit, it was a bad movie.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

A cute chick flick that also has you well up in tears of joy. Wasn't as bad as people say and it actually leaves you feeling really happy.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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