Aquamarine

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Overview

Two teenagers think they have problems until they come to the rescue of a girl with a fishy story to tell in this teen-oriented comedy. Thirteen-year-old Claire Emma Roberts and same-aged Hailey Joanne "JoJo" Levesque are two close friends living in Tampa, FL, who are facing a separation in a few weeks -- Claire's mother is a marine biologist who has been given a prestigious new job in Australia, meaning the girls are not likely to see much of each other again. While the girls wonder if there's anything they can ...
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Overview

Two teenagers think they have problems until they come to the rescue of a girl with a fishy story to tell in this teen-oriented comedy. Thirteen-year-old Claire Emma Roberts and same-aged Hailey Joanne "JoJo" Levesque are two close friends living in Tampa, FL, who are facing a separation in a few weeks -- Claire's mother is a marine biologist who has been given a prestigious new job in Australia, meaning the girls are not likely to see much of each other again. While the girls wonder if there's anything they can do to avoid the inevitable, a storm breaks out and the waves toss an unusual example of sea life into Hailey's swimming pool -- Aquamarine Sara Paxton, a teenaged mermaid who has some problems of her own. Aquamarine's father is a leader of the undersea world who has arranged for his daughter to marry a boy whom she doesn't care for. It seems Dad doesn't put much stock in the land-locked notion of love, and unless Aquamarine can prove to him that it's real, she will have to go through with the wedding. Claire and Hailey find Aquamarine, and discover that she fortunately sprouts legs when on dry land during the daylight hours; after learning of her romantic dilemma, they decide to help her by teaching her how to turn the head of Raymond Jake McDorman, a cute lifeguard at the nearby beach. However, pretty Aquamarine learns her lessons well enough to make Cecilia Arielle Kebbel, a mean girl with a crush on Raymond, jealous, leading her into a battle over the young man's affections, which Aquamarine has to win if she wants to avoid a loveless marriage. Aquamarine was the first feature film from director Elizabeth Allen.
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Special Features

Commentary by director Elizabeth Allen & producer Susan Cartsonis; Scene-specific cast commentary; Awesome auditions; Building the Capri Club; Mermaid makeover; It's all about the fashion; Aqua's squeals; Kickin' it on set; Boys on the brain; Totally deleted scenes
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Editorial Reviews

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If every generation needs its mermaid fantasy, then 21st century tweens could do a lot worse than Aquamarine. Sara Paxton has a huge amount of fun playing the cheery sea creature from the title, proving she avoided typecasting after playing a popular jerk in Sleepover. But the mermaid is really only a MacGuffin here. It's the two best friends, played by Emma Roberts Julia's niece and Joanna "Jojo" Levesque, who give Aquamarine its significant doses of heart. Alice Hoffman's book, adapted here by John Quaintance, smartly sets the action in the kind of coastal Florida town that just screams "escapism," and one friend's imminent move to Australia gives the story its end-of-the-summer urgency. The mermaid's appearance is perfectly timed for her to grant them a wish, so they won't have to separate. Of course, she's really there to help them locate the confidence and self-esteem they'll need to flourish, and to give them the perspective that will help minimize the geographical distance between them. Elizabeth Allen's film gets to have it both ways. There are frivolous scenes in which the girls introduce their new friend to teenage life on land, then race the sunset to keep her identity as a mythological creature concealed. Naturally, they also avoid random splashes of water. But what stands out are the more heartfelt scenes between Roberts and Levesque, each adorable in her own way, but each displaying the clear depth of character to which other tween films only pay lip service. Even the hunky lifeguard Jake McDorman, who could have been just a prop, has surprising dimension. Aquamarine satisfies by keeping it simple. This is the story of a friendship between two ordinary girls, and if a pair of starfish earrings, or some harmless mermaid profanity "Bullshark!", happens to appear, then all the better.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2012
  • UPC: 024543757849
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 57,924

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emma Roberts Claire, Claire's Starfish Earrings
Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque Hailey, Hailey's Starfish Earrings
Sara Paxton Aquamarine, Aquamarine's Starfish Earrings
Jake McDorman Raymond
Arielle Kebbel Cecilia
Claudia Karvan Ginny
Bruce Spence Leonard
Tammin Sursok Marjorie
Shaun Micallef Storm Banks
Roy Billing Grandpa Bob
Julia Blake Grandma Maggie
Lulu McClatchy Bonnie
Natasha Cunningham Patty
Dichen Lachman Beth-Ann
Lincoln Lewis Theo
Matthew Okine Nick
Regis Broadway Vince
Robbie Parkin Pool Guy
Joey Massey Little Boy
Dillon Stephensen Waiter
Donna Fox Firewoman
Alice Hunter Beach Girl
Adam King Shopkeeper
Nathan Lockwood Halfday Band Member
Jessica Danielle Smith Halfday Band Member
Christopher Brady Halfday Band Member
Dave Gilbert Halfday Band Member
E.G. Daily Voice Only
Technical Credits
Elizabeth Allen Director
Charlie Anderson Stunts
Jessica Bendinger Screenwriter
Bill Booth Art Director
Brian J. Breheny Cinematographer
Kate Callaghan Stunts
Susan Cartsonis Producer
Jimmy Christiansen Stunts
Nelson Coates Production Designer
Brian Cox Special Effects Supervisor
Lea Dixon Makeup
Julie Forster Production Manager
Greg "Mango" Gilbert Camera Operator
Holly Graham Stunts
David Hirschfelder Score Composer
Brian Holmes Special Effects Supervisor
Christian Kaplan Casting
Klaus Kastberg Set Decoration/Design
Jason Lamont Musical Direction/Supervision
Josh Madrers Set Decoration/Design
Darren Mallett Asst. Director
Steven R. McGlothen Co-producer
Peter McLennan Asst. Director
Michael Thompson Sound Mixer
Anton Monsted Musical Direction/Supervision
Angela Moore Stunts
Jane Moran Editor
John Quaintance Screenwriter
Dominic Ryan Stunts
Dana Sano Musical Direction/Supervision
Roger Savage Sound Mixer
Sally Sharpe Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Sproule Stunts
Martin Turner Camera Operator
Darko Tuskan Stunts
Jessica Upton Stunts
Craig Walmsley Sound Mixer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Loves it!

    Cute, funny and amazing movie. Emma Roberts is beautiful and amazing, like always. JoJo is sassy and funny as hell and Sara Paxton is gorg and hilarious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We love this movie.

    I have two girls and they absolutely love this movie. They have watched it so many times that they can recite lines from the movie. It's hard to find movies that hold their attention, but this one does the trick.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A MAGNIFICENT CHICK-FLICK!

    The absolutely awesome movie "Aquamarine" is definitely an extremely magnificent chick-flick that any girl will very much enjoy and want to watch over and over again! Every time you watch it you just fall in love with this adorable story more and more and it seems as if you could never get sick of watching it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best movie ever!

    This movie is awesome. And what goes along with an amazing movie? An amazing cast! Jojo, Emma Roberts, and Sara Paxton are great in this movie. The plot, problems, and resolutions in this movie are amazing. It is really a &amp quot Fish out of water comedy.&amp quot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aquamarine

    This movie rules!!!!!!!!!! i love it!!! sara paxton is super as aquamarine. Jojo wins hearts as hailey. Last but not least, emma roberts captivates the audience with her portrayal as the brainy and beautiful claire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aquamarine

    This movie is a total girls fantasy. We can't say enough how much we loved this movie. Emma, Jojo, and especially Sara are true professionals. This has friendship, humor, sadness, music, everythig a girl wants. We're 19 and we would rather see this than any of the "reality shows" on tv, which isn't reality at all. If you ever see a movie this it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy it know!!!!!!

    This movie is a romantic-comdey,about a mermaid trying to find love in 3 days.2 girls named Claire and Hailey help her find love with a guy named Raymond.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aquamarine

    The movie was a waste of seeing. The actresses deserved 5 stars but the movie deserved 1 star.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An all around favorite!!

    Emma Roberts, Sara Paxton, and Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque make this movie the most heartwarming, hilarious, and sweet movie of the year! Emma (happily) came onto the big screen once more in a role that fit her perfectly. Jojo did amazingly well as Hailey, and proved she could truly add one more thing to her plate! Sara Paxton was extremely believable as Aquamarine, and gave a sweet, gentle, vibe to the movie with her quirky comebacks and silly ways. I highly reccomend this movie for people of all ages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    This movie is like toatly awssome like toadly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    movie lover

    great movie for all ages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you loved the book...you'll love the movie, Aquamarine

    I love this movie. When I saw that it was coming out to the movies, I though it was going to be too far from the book for it to be good. But when I saw it for the first time I loved it! Although it does have parts that aren't in the book, it's still really good. If you like movies with magic, love, friendship, and a few sad moments...you will really love this movie! I know I did. Trust me! Watch it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome movie

    buy this movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aquamamrine

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE! IT HAS ROMANCE, FRIENDSHIP, AND JUST PLAIN FUN! I THINK THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE IN THE WORLD!

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