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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Emma Roberts, Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman & Arielle Kebbel

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes up-front ads, an intro by director Elizabeth Allen, commentary by director Allen and producer Susan Cartsonis, and scene-specific commentary by actresses Emma Roberts, Jojo, and Sara Paxton.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2234713
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

For mild language and sexuality
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/13/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Elizabeth Allen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This fishy little tale involves two teenage girls, Claire (Roberts) and Hailey (Levesque), and what they find swimming in the pool after a terrible storm. The beautiful Aquamarine (Paxton) may be a mermaid while underwater but when she puts her sea legs on shore, she casts her line and catches the heart of the cute lifeguard Raymond (McDorman). Based on the novel by Alice Hoffman. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture is exactly what any pre-teen girl would want: bright colors (especially of the aquamarine shade), natural fleshtones, flowing golden hair, and solid blacks. Images are generally sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures, although some smearing is evident. Pixelization is also noticed at times. (Suzanne Hodges)

With terrible spatial integration and noticeable problems with the ADR process, the Dolby