Runtime: Approx. 109 minutes
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Producers: Susan Carsonis, Steven R. McGlothen
Screenwriters: John Quaintance, Jessica Bendiger
Cast: Joanna "JOJO" Levesque, Emma Roberts, Arielle Kebbel, Louise McClatchy, Shaun Micallef, Sara Paxton
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: March 3, 2006
"Aquamarine" is the story of Claire (EMMA ROBERTS) and Hailey (JOANNA JOJO LEVESQUE), two 13-year-old best friends who embark on the adventure of their lives when they discover a mermaid (SARA PAXTON) named Aquamarine in a swimming pool. Aquamarine had washed ashore after a big storm battered the small town Florida beach club where Claire lives with her grandparents. Claire and Hailey are trying to come to terms with Haileys impending departure: Shes moving to Australia with her marine biologist mother after this last weekend of the summer.
The beautiful, blue-haired, 18-year-old mermaid swam away from home just before her arranged marriage, in search of real love. If she can prove to her father that love is not a myth, hell let her out of the underwater wedding, but hes only giving her three days. Aqua enlists the help of Claire and Hailey, who are self-styled relationship expertseducated from the pages of magazines that they read and quote daily.
"Aquamarine" tells a story of love and friendship, along with a lesson about life and selflessness. The film is based on the novel by Alice Hoffman, whose other books "Practical Magic" and "Here on Earth" have also been made into movies.