Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Someone on glue praised this movie in Variety magazine, and I believed them and rented the DVD. The "stars," Emma Roberts, JoJo Levesque and Sara Paxton, are apparently well known to tweens. All three have their own television serieses and multiple CD releases, unbeknownst to everyone over the age of 12.
The movie basically blows. Two girls find a mermaid. Hilarity ensues. Mss. Levesque and Roberts display their modest talents, while receiving no help from the screenplay.
Two pluses: Sara Paxton, as the mermaid Aquamarine, gives a spirited performance, and I didn't think about the emptiness of existence and my eventual annihilation for 98 minutes!
Take a Vicodin twenty minutes before viewing and it will seem like it matters.