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Mermaids (1990) Open House Film Club Presents...

Mermaids (1990) Open House Film Club Presents...

Mermaids (1990) Open House Film Club Presents...

  • Directed by Richard Benjamin
  • Starring Cher, Michael Schoffling, Winona Ryder
  • USA | 110mins | 1990 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film runtime: 1h 50m

I do believe in life after love, but I don't believe in life before watching this very funny, very sweet coming-of-age 90s flick.

I'll set the scene for you...

It's 1963 and the Flax’s are new in town: Cher is Rachel and, in the words of her neurotic daughter, the 'town tramp' (in the words of me, the HOT-AND-OWNS-IT WOMAN). Winona Ryder plays said daughter Charlotte, a devout catholic with a questionable love-interest storyline and horny internal monologue (thoughts include: Oh, I’m gonna burn in hell for sure. He’s talking about his poor dead mother and I can’t stop wishing his hands were unbuttoning my dress...) And Christina Ricci debuts aged 9 as a cute-as-a-button water baby who honestly would have stolen the show if the rest of the cast wasn't so strong.

To top it off, Bob Hoskins is in it too as the greatest father figure you could dream of.

Mermaids has something for everyone (at the very least the soundtrack bangs), and to fit in with October, it has a Halloween scene too - come and dress up with us at the screening!

(warning: no one actually turns into a mermaid)


The Odyssey Cinema and Open House Film Club welcome you to this very special curation collaboration. OHFC will introduce the film and bars will stay open after for post-film catch-up.