Aquamarine 2006

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It's the end of summer and Claire (Roberts) and Hailey (JoJo) have a major problem. In just five days, Hailey's family is moving halfway around the world! These girls need a major miracle, and they get one in the form of Aquamarine, a beautiful mermaid who washes ashore in a late summer storm.

Starring:
Emma Roberts,Jojo
Runtime:
1 hour, 43 minutes

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Aquamarine

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family
Director Elizabeth Allen
Starring Emma Roberts, Jojo
Supporting actors Sara Paxton, Jake Mcdorman, Claudia Karvan
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Nov. 2006
Format: DVD
Yeah, yeah, it's basically a girls' movie, but I still enjoyed Aquamarine. As far as mermaid movies go, you don't expect to find a lot of substance, so this film came as a really nice surprise to me. Formulaic or not, this movie is all about friendship, family, overcoming your fears, and the true nature of love. It never devolves into anything silly, either, which is why I think just about anyone would enjoy spending time with Aquamarine.

Best friends Claire (Emma Roberts) and Hailey (Joanna "JoJo" Levesque) are entering the late stages of what may be their last summer together, as Hailey and her mom are about to move all the way to Australia. There's still time for them to wallow in their mutual crush for lifeguard Raymond (Jake McDorman), comb through magazines to learn everything they can learn about boys, and just enjoy spending time together at the beach, but they can no longer pretend that Hailey won't be leaving. They both yearn for a miracle that will keep them from having to say goodbye to each other all too soon. And sure enough, a miracle turns up right at the bottom of their pool, courtesy of a powerful storm. That would be Aquamarine (Sara Paxton), the world's hottest mermaid, who has run away (actually, I guess she swam away) from home to avoid marrying a merman she cares nothing about. She has three days to prove that love actually exists - only then will her father call off the arranged wedding. Claire and Hailey, with all the knowledge of romance they have gleamed from teen magazines and Cosmo, are more than eager to help her in her quest - especially since Aquamarine has the power to grant them one wish if they succeed in helping her.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
I enjoyed watching Aquamarine because it had an interesting and unpredictable storyline and the mermaid was very convincing and made you take it for granted that mermaids exist.The friendship depicted in this film between the two girls and the mermaid seemed so natural and the whole
thing was lovely to look at having been filmed on and around beaches.
The special effects were really good and the film has a great ending.
The dialogue is at times a bit abrupt,particularly when the girls are screaming excitedly about something but that is how young girls behave, so
I suppose it's okay in the end.Aquamarine will be liked by adults and children because the life-problems and good and bad experiences the girls have to deal with are encountered in one way or another by everybody.Worth watching a few times especially if, like me, you are a fan of the oceans and creatures that live in them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CJ Taylor on 12 Jun. 2008
Format: DVD
This movie is unbelievably feel good, I believe females of any age could watch this and instantly go back to the feelings they had when they were around the 12-15 age group! Its bright, colourful, fun and you cannot help but laugh and cry at it!
The 3 lead characters played by JoJo, Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton are all wonderful, it was the first time I had seen any of them acting and JoJo in particular should definitely do some more comedy stuff in the future.
The music in the film is great, love the scene with Island In The Sun playing!
Any older people who love Splash should look away from the fact this is aimed at a young audience and give it a go, I guarantee it will make you smile.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Allen on 14 July 2008
Format: DVD
I decided to buy Aquamarine, as it stars Emma Roberts and Jojo and Sara Paxton - All of which, i like.

I started watching it and found it a bit boring, but when i continued watching it, it grabbed me into it a bit, at one point there is a cliffhanger, and i had to watch it to find out what happened!

But i was a bit dissapointed as Emma Roberts & Jojo didnt act aswell i thought they would do, but hey - there only young, i couldnt have done better.

I suppose this film is one to watch when you are bored on a sunday afternoon or a friend gathering.

I have seen better films that are like this, but at a fiver you might aswell give it a try :)

Hope this helps x
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark K. Stevens on 1 Jan. 2010
Format: DVD
As a 42 year old man i must say i thoroghly enjoyed this feel good movie.
It's the kind of movie me and my neices would love to watch on a rainy afternoon,yeah it's fluff but fluff of the highest order.
Im sure boys too will enjoy the talented three leads (and especially find sarah paxton adorably winning as the mermaid).
All in all great escapist fun for everyone.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bethany on 30 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
I love this film! Its in my top 5 films!
The story is so cute and can be funny in parts...
I am a big fan of Jojo and Sara Paxton. They're both such great actresses (and singers).
Im 15 and I love this film and my 11 year old brother (tho he wont admit it) liked it too.
Its a great feel-good film!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam Tyler on 13 Sept. 2012
Format: DVD
There was a time when the kid film was king; `ET', `Flight of the Navigator', `Jurassic Park'. These were films that appealed to both children and adults, but remained on or below the PG category. Now a kid's film is likely to be a 12A and have some imagery that would have made it an 18 back in the late 70s and early 80s - as long as it ain't human it can have its limbs chopped off. The PG film is a forgotten genre within itself, only a few live action films aim for this certificate and `Aquamarine' is one. Could a film so obviously created for the female tween market appeal to a hardened bloke like myself? It can, if there are decent enough actors on show and a passable script.

`Aquamarine' is certainly an acquired taste, but as easy going Sunday morning viewing, there are worse films you could watch and certainly poorer role models for young girls. This is a film that tells the story of Claire and Hailey, two school friends who are spending their last summer together, with the aid of a magical mermaid! Sounds cheesy and it is, but the film is in keeping with the fantasy comedies of the 80s and early 90s (see `California Man'). Budget wise the film appears to be one small step up from `Home and Away' and has more than its fair share of DNA with the likes of `Round the Twist'. However, what it lacks in fancy camera angles and numerous sets, it makes up in warmth and character.

The majority of the cast are celluloid wallpaper, but Joana Levesque, Emma Roberts and Sara Paxton, are excellent as the three leads. They are young woman playing their age group and it feels fresh in today's 34 year old playing 16 year olds. Just look at the `bad' girls in `Aquamarine' to see that casting too old makes a film off putting.
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