It’s a sweet, touching and humorous love story between two very mismatched individuals (a mermaid and a human) where love triumphs in the end. I really related to the actors as they were all very believable in their respective roles. Honorable mentions go out to John Candy (I miss him) and also Eugene Levy, who is absolutely great here. I also cannot forget Eve Arden as Hanks’ secretary, who is adorable. She has a very small role, but she is as lovable here as she was in the film GREASE. It was nice to see some classic scenes from the film again, like the Statue of Liberty scene where Madison, the mermaid, is discovered walking around naked. Which brings me to nudity. Although very present in this film, due to its subject matter naturally, it is innocent nudity and not offensive to children in my view. We never see Daryl’s yaya or Hanks’ wee-wee, although they both have nude scenes. Tom only one and Daryl throughout the entire film practically.
Making a Splash: The Making of the Film: Director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer and screenwriters Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz as well as the film’s main actors talk about how the movie came about. An interesting feature, somewhat technical for my taste though.
Audio Commentary with director, producer and writers: Unfortunately, they all do the audio commentary together which is quite distracting and even annoying at times as their voices overlap and becomes confusing. Not very entertaining in my view, but it’s there for those who are interested.