Splash (1984)

Allen Bauer Thought He'd Never Find The Right Woman... He Was Only Half Wrong!

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.

Really good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.
Even after 25 years, this holds up, though a modernization is probably due soon.
Hop in the way back machine and see some of the greats early on: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, and Eugene Levy. That team pretty much carries the movie and they go through a wonderful, fun-filled adventure into a mystery of a new girl in Allen's life. Honestly, you could probably cut out the mermaid bit and have her be a crazy foreign girl, though that sounds like a movie someone has made already.
It being a mermaid movie definitely makes some allowances, and makes the movie more memorable. It adds in a metaphor of the importance of communication into the writing, and gives a focal point for the story to move around and become a focus in the 3rd act. As there is barely a direct antagonist in this, this sort of conflict is usually how a romantic comedy resolves.
It's a fun watch, well made for it's time, and imagine most people, especially mermaid movie fans, will enjoy it.

Touchstone Pictures by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Bruce Jay Friedman, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy.

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Keywords: new york city bachelor mermaid cape cod produce seller

03/09/1984

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