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Mermaids, directed by Richard Benjamin (My Favorite Year) and based on the novel by Patty Dann, features Academy Award® winner Cher (Actress – Moonstruck, 1988) as Rachel Flax, the eccentric matriarch of the Flax family that includes daughters Charlotte (Academy Award® nominee Winona Ryder, Supporting Actress – The Age of Innocence, 1994; Actress – Little Women, 1995), an awkward, quirky teen torn between her personal devotion to becoming a nun (despite being Jewish) and her longing for romance, and Kate (Christina Ricci, The Addams Family), a nine-year-old whose interest in swimming may be a result of an inherited gene from Rachel’s one-night stand with an Olympic contender.
This dramatic comedy also stars Academy Award® nominee Bob Hoskins (Actor – Mona Lisa, 1987) as Lou, Rachel’s latest flame, and Michael Schoeffling (Sixteen Candles) as Joe, a convent handyman and Charlotte’s love interest.
Mermaids was scored by Academy Award® winner Jack Nitzsche (Music, Original Song – An Officer and a Gentleman, 1983), photographed by Howard Atherton (Fatal Attraction), costumed by Academy Award® nominee Marit Allen (Costume Design – La Vie en Rose, 2008) with production design by Academy Award® nominee Stuart Wurtzel (Art Direction-Set Decoration – Hannah and Her Sisters, 1987).Buy on Amazon
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 110 mins
VIDEO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color