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.


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  • ★★★½ review by adamov10 on Letterboxd

    20. A film featuring humans in love with something not human! Scavenger Hunt #3

    80's fun Fantasy Comedy directed by Ron Howard, a perfect Sunday film, A young Tom Hanks falls in love with a mermaid played by Daryl Hannah, yh a ridiculous premise, but it works, The brilliant John Candy and Eugene Levy provide the laughs. It never turns really cheesy, never takes itself to serious, it will never get old, could call this a family classic. They did seem to be some gaps in the story. Splash is a charming, good-natured, funny, sweet, romantic comedy film.

  • ★★★½ review by Jonny G on Letterboxd

    Film #2 on Scavenger Hunt #3 Challenge

    Item 20. A film featuring humans in love with something not human! Another species, AI, Robot, technology, inanimate object!



    Film 8 out of 100

    S is for Splash

    I have known about this film for years. It was the first film produced by Touchstone Films, it was the first big film to star Tom Hanks, it was the film that cemented Ron Howard as a director. I just had no interest in seeing the film.

    I actually found the film rather funny at times. I had no idea that John Candy was in the film until it started and I'm very glad he was. While the film isn't dark by sense of the imagination he still brings a sense of fun to the film. Tom Hanks is basically playing Tom Hanks, the likeable everyman. Daryl Hannah, an actress who I have seen in films before yet I never seem to remember her, was fine in the role of the mermaid. I enjoyed her earlier scenes more when they were being played for comedy than her later romance scenes with Hanks.

    My biggest problem with the film is that it just ends. It does wrap up the main storyline of the film with Allen not wanting or knowing what a serious relationship is. I still don't think he could know that but for the sake of Hollywood entertainment I have to go with it.

    Rating: See It

  • ★★★½ review by Awesome Welles on Letterboxd

    The orginal "fish out of water comedy"! BOOM!

    Thank you very much I'll be here all week, please remember to tip your waiter!

  • ★★★½ review by William Tallman on Letterboxd

    I'm not a huge fan of most romance films but Splash is one of the few films of the genre I genuinely like. While it does feel a little dated by today, this is a very sweet, endearing and funny film by Ron Howard with a nice fantasy vibe, great, likable characters and led by a terrific duo of Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks in the early years of his career, who both share a very touching and cute relationship in the film to fully give it its charm and innocence.

    Also, can there please not be a remake of this with Channing Tatum?! Either find someone else or just scrap the idea altogether, Hollywood.

  • ★★★★ review by Nikki on Letterboxd

    "I don't understand. All my life I've been waiting for someone and when I find her, she's... she's a fish"

    This movie is funny and romantic and so great. Everyone should see it once just because it's so enjoyable. It's not perfect but it's pretty great.

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