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Thats more than can be said about the rest of this movie, a filmy pool of tropes and tchotchkes stereotypically associated with Girls of Today.
It shows pleasant and cheerful young people on screen looking as if its still fun for them to be making movies.
But even at six hours and change, length isnt the problem, since its pace is brisk and its minutes are packed with more than enough incident to justif ..
As a sweet little message driven story about female friendship, this girly comedy (based on Alice Hoffmans novel) has some appeal.
Because it doesnt take itself too seriously, Aquamarine actually demands your attention.
Its hard out there for a tween.With Hollywood focusing laser like on either G rated kids cartoons that make a zillion in DVD sales, or horror flicks a ..
Despite its narrative awkwardness, the film comes up with a terrific ending, underlining the importance of the girls friendship over stereotypical rom ..
We never get any movies, and were totally growing up too fast anyway.Nobody over the age of 13 would like this movie, but so what
And the story (based on the book by Alice Hoffman), after a long stretch when it seems like merely a live action Little Mermaid, takes some nice turns ..
The movie has a sweetness and innocence that makes it near perfect entertainment for its target audience.
This fantasy comedy should entertain its pre teen female market and repel those silly superficial boys (swoon).
Its a shame too, as the ending is very touching if not a bit predictable.
Watching this prepubescent variant on Splash is like being trapped in a live action issue of Teen Beat for ninety minutes.
One Guys Opinion
Aquamarine is aimed at the crowd that loved The Babysitters Club.
Spirituality And Practice
Curmudgeonly critics like me may not be intoxicated by Aquamarines froth, but the film is likely to make its target demographic giddy.So, its a solid ..
And the girls just wanna go shopping montage feels tired and overdone.
Stupid mermaid.).Aquamarine is a cutesy little comedy aimed at tweener girls, people who have never seen Splash, and people who dont remember The Litt ..
Eric Ds Nider
All those movies are better than this one; its silly and trivial but harmless enough for undemanding teenage girls, and Roberts and Levesque make a vi ..
The script is painfully simplistic, with a few flashes of life and a couple of very funny moments that surprise us amid the predictable, corny nonsens ..
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The performances are charming, particularly JoJo Levesque, who is rapidly becoming the new Lindsay Lohan (only in a good way).
This big screen after school special may not appeal to adults, but itll make a splash with preteens.
Clearly intended for 11 12 year old girls, Aquamarine is actually DOA for all ages.
Paxton is a veritable living Barbie doll albeit with tail but comes off more as a dum dum than truly enchanting.
Aquamarine film is not a completely noxious or painful experience, though its rather juvenile and has a cornball sense of humor that is squarely aimed ..
But girls will know Aquamarine is unique because its the rare movie that fiercely respects the altruistic loyalty that bonds girls to one another.Cute ..
I kept getting the sense of an Afternoon Special that had blundered into a theater by accident on its way to a TV set.
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Just imagine how excited we wouldve been if a beautiful mermaid had come into our lives and promised us a wish in return for helping her!.You know wha ..
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In this bubble brained flick, Aquamarine is a teenage mermaid fishing for love on dry land.
When Jeffrey flushes a toilet, imperiling himself, the thing gurgles so magnificently as to suggest a moaning whale.)
And the finale, tricky in its conception and wholly satisfying in its details, finds an upbeat tone even as it evades ones expectations.
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Then theres the whole mythological angle: mermaids are just cool no matter how you look at it and if you happen to become friends with one well thats ..
And much like the people its meant for, this fish tale has plenty of cute charisma and innocent charm and yet is frequently a gawky thing, all awkward ..
Aquamarine succeeds as a feelgood piece of fluff and will help to pass the time on summer holidays, but theres little here of any substance and it wil ..
Eye For Film
Core plot aside, Aquamarine, adapted from Alices Hoffmans novel, is more the story of two very typical tweens teaching their sometimes befuddled new f ..
This is a totally predictable exercise if youre not in the target market.
Neither will its humorthere are many authentically laugh out loud scenes.
Aquamarine is worth going to see if you are looking for fun and innocence.
You will be able to save yourself from getting disappointed of watching nothing but a lame movie.
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Aquamarine wont make the splash of Splash, but bless its little flippers, it tries.
Director Elizabeth Allen takes a fairly well worn fluffy genre and infuses it with heart, if not originality or messy logic.
much easier to sit through than your average Hilary Duff vehicle... and, for its target audience, its sure to be a spring break must see.
This will do very well with the target audience but its a little tough to suffer through as an adult (even for us and we can be pretty immature).
Its hopeful, its healthy, it squeals in all the right places and it offers proof positive that being stuck up is a bad thing.
Its hardly a whale of a tale. But that doesnt mean its not flip, finny fun.
Aquamarine isnt good enough to be a teen classic, but its audience will leave the theater happy.
Aquamarine is a frothy, cute feature film that (for at least a good 70 minutes) should be painless for adults, and manna from heaven to girls.
JoJo cant act act, and the same goes for everyone else in Aquamarine who isnt a dolphin.
Aquamarine is pleasant enough and perfect for its target demographic, but its a run of the mill movie that wouldnt stand out among the various cable T ..
...a sparkly endorsement of what can best be described as Barbie culture.
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For girls of a certain age, this is an ideal movie. Older viewers able to check their worldly cynicism at the door should have a good time too.
If youre not a twelve year old girl, pass it by. If you are,or younger,and are still a girl, you should see it.
If there was more content in the Alice Hoffman book on which it is based, the screenwriters keep it effectively submerged.
Heartfelt but clunky, the mermaid out of water story Aquamarine offers enough female positive messages to make it worthwhile viewing for tween girls.
If you are now or ever have been a girl of 8 to 13, youll be occasionally charmed by the giggly bonds of girlfriends and guppie love the film portrays ..
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