Ep. 8 - Mermaids

March 10, 2013

We talk Mermaids (1990, Richard Benjamin), which combines the magnetic talents of Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci as a family unit as they move to a sleepy New England town in 1963. In many ways, this is the ultimate coming-of-age film, as young Charlotte (Ryder) deals with her eccentric mother (Cher), her major crush on the cute boy up the road, and her intense Catholic guilt. We both relate to her, in some ways more than others, and this movie's collection of quiet, hilarious moments is what keeps us watching it again and again.

Kseniya recommended the book Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton.

Eleanor recommended an essay about the state of the modern romantic comedy, by Linda Holmes on NPR.

Join us for a screening of Mermaids at 92Y Tribeca in NYC on Thursday, March 14th. Tickets and info here!

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