Splash (1984)

Rated PG. Your kids can eavesdrop, as they surely want to.

Here come Hanks and Hannah in our Next 149 Project as we lip-wag about a fruit merchant falling in love with a mythical fish-babe. How can anyone not love this rom-com to the ends of the Earth? Well, we didn’t. Splash was one of Bev’s favourite flicks as a kid, but now she has issues with Allen’s attitude and we both wish the movie had been funnier. Hannah is perfectly cast though and there’s definitely fun to be had with this occasionally knee-slapping picture. Ron Howard became a major player as a director after this and he’d go on to do better work. But enough pre-beefin’. Listen to our full-on beefin’!

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Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1984 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1984 in film

1984 Academy Award winners & nominees

Links to: Splash Too and E.T. and Footloose and Ghostbusters and Big and Parenthood and Pretty Woman and Forrest Gump and Apollo 13

“Born Sexy Yesterday” by Pop Culture Detective

YouTube links: Young Allen meets young Madison and Allen meets the mermaid and the mermaid in her element and the quick-drying tail and the “Swedish” doctors and the ending

Previously on the Next 148 Project: White Heat

May 13th on the Next 150 Project: The Rocky Horror Picture Show