Mermaids Reviews

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December 18, 2010
Moving, but teen sex content meant for discussion.
March 26, 2009
The delightful Ryder, billing notwithstanding, is really the star.
June 24, 2006
Self-conscious, eccentric...
September 25, 2005
June 17, 2005
May 6, 2005
Three generations of greatness
March 5, 2004
September 27, 2003
August 22, 2003
July 19, 2003
A bright, buoyant comedy about an unusual mother-daughter relationship.
May 20, 2003
Miss Ryder is so good, in fact, that "Mermaids" might have dared to be a tougher, more satisfying movie than the stylish sitcom it is.
December 22, 2002
August 30, 2002
July 30, 2002
A pleasant but dull coming of age story that doesn't quite swim.
October 30, 2001
January 1, 2000
When "Mermaids" is on the mark it's a riot - but often it bogs down with pointless set-pieces that seem to go nowhere and suffers from an ending that feels contrived and overly sentimental.
January 1, 2000
I found a lot of it preposterous, but I enjoyed that quality. Why do we look at movies? To learn lessons and see life reflected back at us? Sometimes. But sometimes we simply sit there in the dark, stupefied by the spectacle.
January 1, 2000
It's awash in mediocrity, waterlogged with innocuousness and redeemed only occasionally by sweet-faced Ryder.
January 1, 2000
a Cher fan's dream come true, a lively tale that allows her to play the kind of free-loving free spirit she used to sing about in 1970s numbers like 'Dixie Girl' ('waitin' on tables and passin' myself around' went the lyric)
January 1, 2000
Having made something of a specialty of woe-is-me, adolescent angst, Ryder finds a deeper level here, a level of comedy with something genuinely painful mixed in.
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