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A feature documentary about the powerful allure of a universal myth, Mermaids immerses audiences in a world where fantasies come to life. Following the stories of five extraordinary tail-donning women who are part of a growing "mermaiding" subculture, audiences voyage between mermaid theme parks, conventions, tail-making studios, and deep into the ocean where transforming into the empowered icon of the mermaid is possible.

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Critic Reviews for Mermaids

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

  • Weinstein treats her subjects with compassion and empathy, while offering curious audiences a nicely cut look at one of the world's little-known subcultures. Under the sea, it sounds good to me.

    Jul 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Weinstein finds poignancy in the tales of the tails and Catherine Lutes' stunning underwater photography just might send you out searching for a fish tail of your own.

    Jul 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • We're given access to support systems and stories via place of absolute safety and trust in the hopes they may inspire other lost souls searching for unconditional acceptance.

    Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Whether mermaids fascinate you or not, there is a certain allure to this unusual documentary that will not let you look away.

    Aug 17, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Beautiful to watch, even as the content sometimes thins out in this otherwise gentle crowdpleaser of a film.

    Jul 21, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The members of the mermaid subculture are extremely committed. It's big fun watching them relish the activity of choosing their next outfits, stroking their tails lovingly.

    Jul 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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