Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mermaids (1990)

Shredded Cheddar shares some reflections on the film's presentation of single motherhood. To quote:
My favourite part of Mermaids used to be the "Catholic clutter." Lonely teenager Charlotte Flax may be Jewish (though in a non-religious family), but she has wanted to be Catholic ever since she was in elementary school and saw another "little girl with ashes on her forehead cross herself and chant Hail Marys at a spelling bee."

I'll be the first to admit, though, that all Charlotte's piety is skin deep. For it's not Faith she seeks.


Enbrethiliel said...


Wow! A Shredded Cheddar link! =D Thanks so much, Elena.

Julygirl said...

I remember enjoying this film immensely. One has to see a movie just for the enjoyment of experiencing how the actors intrepret the situations, etc., and forget about whether the situation is moral, ethical, whatever. Life happens! Personally, I am not a fan of how how 'life happens' in, for example, a film like 'Goodfellows' by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, or that sort of thing, but to each his own.