Aquamarine (2006)

Two teenagers think they have problems until they come to the rescue of a girl with a fishy story to tell in this teen-oriented comedy. Thirteen-year-old Claire (Emma Roberts) and same-aged Hailey (Joanne "JoJo" Levesque) are two… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 3, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A lighthearted, gum-smacking, boy-crazy film with a hopeful message for young girls.

Anna Smith
Time Out

Unfortunately, the performances are often clunky and the art direction and CG are wanting, so anyone over the age of eight is likely to find it cheap around the edges. One for very little mermaids.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie has a sweetness and innocence that makes it near perfect entertainment for its target audience.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Little girls and salty sea dogs alike have long been held in thrall to the mermaid's siren song; in Aquamarine, based on Alice Hoffman's book, the ladyfish finds herself awash in the low tide of teen romantic comedy.

Gregg Rickman
Village Voice

This movie, in fact, is all about conformity.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Aquamarine isn't good enough to be a teen classic, but its audience will leave the theater happy.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Director Elizabeth Allen sets a nicely easy-breezy tone for Aquamarine, but her comic timing is sometimes shaky and she sadly cannot overcome the weaknesses of the script.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

This film is entirely harmless. It's utterly forgettable.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Like its title character, Allen's choppy and inconsistent film has two speeds, ditsy or sentimental, and never gathers momentum.

Todd Hertz
Christianity Today

The movie scores a major victory in reaching its audience with the all-too-important message that they are fine just the way they are.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Too cliche and formulaic. I wouldn't recommend it even to the target audience.
Cynthia S.
Cute movie for young teenage girls.
Jim Careter
Aquamarine is crap, that is basically all I have to describe it. The story was boring, the cast was terrible, and overall I never enjoyed it one bit, it was a… More
Richard C
boring and stupid. D
Bethany Murphy
A cute chick flick that also has you well up in tears of joy. Wasn't as bad as people say and it actually leaves you feeling really happy.
KJ Proulx
Very average, yet somewhat enjoyable! Worth watching once!