‘A Mermaid’s Tale’ on DVDCategory: Blu-ray's and DVD's
Widower Matt (Jerry O’Connell) must move himself and his daughter Ryan (Caitlin Carmichael) from San Diego to his childhood California fishing town when his father Art (Barry Bostwick) has a health crisis. Ryan embraces her new environment with courage, but also loneliness. For a 12-year-old girl moving to a new city, and especially into the house with her curmudgeon grandfather, is a big change.
On her first day, Ryan unexpectedly confronts a young woman in the ocean, but before they can talk, the girl swims away – with her tail in tact. A tail? Could she be imagining it?
The next day Ryan returns to the dock but this time the girl comes out of the water to meet her. Coral (Sydney Scotia) is a mermaid but has legs while out of the water. Ryan and Coral become best friends. While Ryan teaches the eager mermaid the ways of humans – like shopping – Coral is increasingly enchanted by their lives.
Ryan wants to learn about Coral’s world so the young mermaid takes her new bestie to meet her family. Her grandmother Thaleia (Nancy Stafford) is the queen of the mermaids and none to happy to have a human enter their world. This could be a disaster and dangerous for them. If the humans discovered where they live, they would be hunted and put on display. But there is a secret Thaleia has been keeping and once Ryan enters her life, everything changes.
In the meantime, Art keeps insisting mermaids exist. He has been searching for them for years. He knows they are there.
When the entire story of his past is finally revealed, it has unexpected consequences.
A Mermaid’s Tale is a story of family. It is a story of friendship. It is a story of everlasting love. The cast is delightful in their roles.
When we think of movies with mermaids, Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah usually come to mind for their 1984 film Splash. The 2006 film Aquamarine also enchanted audiences, especially young girls. A Mermaid’s Tale is a little different however its primary audience is also teenage girls. It is, however, a fun film for the entire family.
The bonus feature on the DVD is a behind the scenes look at the making of the film as well as the cast and filmmakers discussing the story and the characters.
A Mermaid’s Tale is rated G.
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