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AQUAMARINE


Year: 2006
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Emma Roberts, Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman, Arielle Kebbel, Claudia Karvan, Bruce Spence, Tammin Sursok, Roy Billing, Julia Blake, Shaun Micallef, Lulu McClatchy, Natasha Cunningham, Dichen Lachman, Lincoln Lewis, Matthew Okine, Regis Broadway, Robbie Parkin, Joey Massey, Dillon Stephensen, Donna Fox, Alice Hunter, Adam King, Nathan Lockwood, Jess Smith, Chris Brady, Dave Gilbert
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Country: USA
UK: 103 mins
USA Rated: PG for mild language and sensuality
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language and sex references
USA Release Date: 3 March 2006
UK Release Date: 23 June 2006


Synopsis

AQUAMARINE is the story of Claire (Emma Roberts) and Hailey (Joanna "Jojo" Levesque), two 13 year-old best friends who embark on the adventure of their lives when they discover a mermaid (Sara Paxton) named Aquamarine in a swimming pool. Aquamarine had washed ashore after a big storm battered the small town Florida beach club where Claire lives with her grandparents. Claire and Hailey are trying to come to terms with Hailey's impending departure: She's moving to Australia with her marine biologist mother after this last weekend of the summer.

The beautiful, blue-haired, 18 year-old mermaid swam away from home just before her arranged marriage, in search of real love. If she can prove to her father that love is not a myth, he'll let her out of the underwater wedding, but he's only giving her three days. Aqua enlists the help of Claire and Hailey, who are self-styled relationship experts—educated from the pages of magazines that they read and quote daily.

Aqua sets her sights on the Capri Club's lifeguard, Raymond Calder (Jake McDorman). And when Aqua promises to grant Claire and Hailey the wish of their choice if they help her reel in Ray, the girls jump at the opportunity - because unless something magical happens, Hailey will be moving.

Prepping Aquamarine on the finer points of attracting a man is easier said than done. And with mere days until the Capri Club's Last Splash end-of-summer celebration, at which Raymond must profess his love for Aquamarine or no one will get their wish, the girls pool their knowledge and give Aquamarine a crash course in terrestrial romance. This includes such sure fire techniques as "The Laugh and Pass," and "The Fluff and Retreat." Then there's a hair makeover and a new wardrobe for Aqua - and dealing with the machinations of Cecilia, Aqua's chief competition for Raymond.

The girls hope that as long as Aquamarine can keep her land legs and avoid sprouting her massive, mythological tail, everyone will see their wishes come true. More importantly, they learn some important lessons about the power of friendship, the true magic of love - and the importance of standing on your own two feet.

The journey of AQUAMARINE began with the novel by the acclaimed author Alice Hoffman, whose other books 'Practical Magic' and 'Here on Earth' had previously been adapted for the screen. Director Elizabeth Allen makes her feature debut with AQUAMARINE following on from her award-winning short film EYEBALL EDDIE.










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