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Aquamarine (2006)

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Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.

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Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (as Elizabeth Allen)

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John Quaintance (screenplay), Jessica Bendinger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Claire
JoJo ... Hailey Rogers (as Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque)
Sara Paxton ... Aquamarine
Jake McDorman ... Raymond
Arielle Kebbel ... Cecilia Banks
Claudia Karvan ... Ginny
Bruce Spence ... Leonard
Tammin Sursok ... Marjorie
Roy Billing ... Grandpa Bob
Julia Blake ... Grandma Maggie
Shaun Micallef ... Storm Banks
Lulu McClatchy ... Bonnie
Natasha Leigh ... Patty (as Natasha Cunningham)
Dichen Lachman ... Beth-Ann
Lincoln Lewis ... Theo
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Storyline

In a dreary Florida beach resort village, luscious-limbed lifeguard Raymond is the main attraction for girls. Teenage buddies Claire and Hailey become experts on him by observation, but never dare actually approach him, and after this closing summer season will be separated as one's parents move to Australia. Then they find a storm washes up a sassy mermaid in a swimming pool, who promises them a wish if they help her prove to Neptune love exists, and Raymond is the only creature resembling a love-god. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A Fish-Out-Of-Water Comedy.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi amiga la sirena See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,482,669, 5 March 2006

Gross USA:

$18,597,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,978,953
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The mermaid tails in this film were made by JMB FX studios which also made the tails seen in H2O: Just Add Water (2006) and Fishtales (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Hailey and Aqua are climbing the water tower the sun has already set, yet there still appears to be sunlight and the shadows fall in the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

Hailey: O Gods of hurricanes, makers of thunder and lightning and majestical waves. Useth your power to keep my mom from moving to Austrailia. Maketh her to see the error of her ways, and keepeth us in Baybridge!
[Grabs popcorn box, picks out a piece, and throws it over her shoulder]
Hailey: Amen.
Claire: You're insane!
Hailey: That's what they tell me!
[Hailey laughs evilly]
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Crazy Credits

After the regular cast credits the Roberts, Levesque, and Paxton also get credits for being the voice of their respective starfish earrings. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Mermaids in Movies and TV (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Gentleman
Written and Performed by Teddy Geiger
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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JoJo Surpises Me
18 March 2006 | by hollywoodgirl-1See all my reviews

I promised my sister I would take her to a movie for her birthday and buy her popcorn a few weeks ago, and today was the day we settled on. I was pushing for Failure to Launch or She's the Man, but my sister was determined to see Aquamarine. So fifteen dollars later we were all nestled in. The movie starts off extremely slow and was, in my opinion, painful to watch. I must admit I was much more entertained with thinking of ways that I could sneak in to The Hills Have Eyes, which was playing at the theater across from ours. But in the end I stayed for the movie, giving me plenty of time to think over my criticisms. I think Emma Roberts (timid and diminutive Claire) may be a rare star who started out acting fairly well and is getting worse. I thought her early Unfabulous days were good, but now I can barely stand to watch the show. Her over-the-top mugging drives me insane. I wasn't expecting much out of JoJo (bold and strong Hailey) at all. I knew it wasn't exactly fair writing her off for being a singer, but that's what I did. And I was extremely, pleasantly surprised. She did a great job, I thought. I wasn't expecting much from Sara Paxton (the titular mermaid Aquamarine) judging by the painful "I see we're going to have to take this slow: Mer Maid" in the trailers, but she ended up doing okay. All in all, it wasn't a great movie, but it picks up in the second half and finishes well, so it was a pretty decent way to spend almost two hours on a cold Saturday afternoon. Although next time, I think I'll pick the movie.


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