|Mermaids 1990 PG-13, 111 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Richard Benjamin
Cast: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling, Christina Ricci, Caroline McWilliams, Jan Miner, Betsy Townsend, Richard McElvain, Paula Plum, Dossy Peabody, Rex Trailer, Patricia Madden, Pete Kovner, William Paul Steele
Mrs. Flax (Cher) is a vagabond mother of two daughters, 15-year-old Charlotte (Winona Ryder) and nine-year-old Kate (Christina Ricci), who are obsessed with religion and swimming, respectively. When they land in the small town of East Port, Massachusetts, they find a home, and the girls hope that, at last, they will settle down after moving 18 times in Charlotte's lifetime. Kate shines as a swimmer on her school's swim team, while Charlotte plans to become a nun–despite the fact that they are Jewish. Meanwhile, Mrs. Flax begins a romance with Lou (Bob Hoskins). At the same time, Charlotte falls in love, from afar, with Joe (Michael Schoeffling) but finds confusion setting in and prays daily to keep her religious fervor.
|1. Mermaids (1990)|
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