Mermaids (1990)

Richard Benjamin directs Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci in this coming of age period movie about matriarch-led family of kooks who never settle in one town for long.

A blank turn by Cher is orbited by three generations of fine character actors. Bob Hoskins is probably the stand-out as the open hearted love interest. Although he has one topless scene where he is so hairy it looks likes someone has drawn a crayon outline roughly around his shoulders. Nothing much happens and quirky affectations are the order of the day but this is still very sweet. Cher’s The Shoop Shoop Song dominated school discos for my generation, the music video made many clips from this film all but indelible in my memory .

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