An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
Oh I am definitely going to hell, here he is talking about his poor dead mother and all I can think about is his hands unbuttoning my dress.
When I was growing up, our local video shop (Video Nest) was where I spent most of my Friday nights, choosing films to watch. They had tellys in the corners and all that was ever playing was Mermaids. I don't know if they just really liked Mermaids, or they just couldn't be bothered to put anything else in, but I've always felt like I know this film without ever properly watching it.
Cher is incredible in this film, her outfits are killer, she's never looked better and I love her dysfunctional, snarky mum. Infact, it reminds me a lot of my own mam I guess.
The whole film is a sheer delight, and a killer soundtrack. Criminally underrated!
"If you wanna know if he love you so its in his kiss!!!"
I want that costume
Mermaids is a surprisingly delightful story about a dysfunctional family and their bonds. I've never liked Cher's acting but I quite enjoy her character as an 'unconventional single mother', especially alongside Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci (who is adorable in this!) as her daughters. The three make a brilliant little family and their story is interesting to follow. It certainly packs a bit of an emotional punch as I expected it to take quite a few darker twists, but thankfully it all comes together quite sweetly in the end.
Impeccably directed, bittersweet coming of age film with a great atmosphere, well-drawn characters and a pair of stunning performances from Cher and Winona Ryder. There's an element of kitsch (possibly just the early 60s setting and fashions) and an undeniable camp aspect (Winona character's desperate voiceover as she bites down her emotions while talking to the local handyman, in particular) - all of which is enjoyable - but there's heart and substance too. It's still got a lot of charm.
Took me by surprise!!
Hadn't watched this in 20 years. The bell tower scene that recreates that scene from "Vertigo" blew my mind. Stellar acting saves the occasionally predictable script.
OMG, Cher looks so fab and acts kick-ass well! I love her character, too, so fierce. It's also nice to see Christina Ricci in her first film role, she is so cute: "Rachel Flaaaaax!". Ahahah!
The story is very pretty but it's annoying that we get to hear so many of Charlotte's thoughts out loud. I don't think it's necessary for the film transformation.
Another fantastic movie with Wanona and surprisingly great performance by Cher. This movie is really cute and so fucking sad, I cried for hours. I didn't even know what to do with myself. I recommend this to everyone who has eyes and people who can hear.
Soft-edged, superficial drama-comedy is reasonably entertaining and has some funny moments. Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci are very good. Cher is somewhat one-note, though, and Michael Schoeffling is utterly dull.
Good cast but forgettable film.
I love the atmosphere of this movie...
Kind of an odd story that really has nothing new or original to say, but is enjoyable enough.
All four leads are really good here, especially Hoskins. I just loved the energy he gave this film. Cher is pretty good here too, but not as great as in, say, MASK. Ricci okay in an early role, but she really doesn't get much to do and if you don't see her big plot point coming from a mile away, something is wrong with you!
I didn't really like all the Ryder voice overs and all the God speak she kept using to live her life. I would've liked to see more after the film ended more than the character we get in the film...if that makes any sense.
The soundtrack is awesome as well.
Overall, it's very watchable, I just couldn't relate much with Ryder and her religious ways.
It was a good watch. Charlotte, the eldest daughter, was delightfully quirky and unique, and though the plotline was a little tired it was overall endearing. I wouldn't mind watching it again.