A story of a mermaid, sounds so tacky. But this one has you smiling all the way through it.Brilliant casting on all characters, make this a Classic Must Have in My Collection Film. Tom Hanks as a boy falls from a boat, but doesn't drown , because a young girl watches him fascinated, and rescues him. Time passes, and she is given a chance to leave her aquatic life behind ( And her tail) to persue the boy she helped years before. Learning to talk , walk, eat properly.( Watch it!)All has comedy , and sentiment by the bucket load. John Candy has a cameo performance as Hanks's Brother.And Eugene Levy ( Ghostbusters)plays a dasterdly scientist, out for fame and recognition.To prove the existence of Mermaids. Just a feel good film, and maybe leaves us all with a smile, and a wish, that 'i wish i could swim like that, and with Daryl Hannah. Enough said. 5* i love it.