is a mermaid movie for the "tweener" crowd. Gene Seymour in Newsday
writes that it is "as sweet and disposable as the gummy snakes its
eponymous heroine loves so much." Comments Kyle Smith in the New York
Post: "This movie's no Little Mermaid and it doesn't make much of a
Splash. But it's high-spirited, innocent fun." Melinda Ennis in the
Atlanta Journal-Constitution prefaces her review with this warning: "If
you're a male between 5 and 95, "Aquamarine," a junior chick flick about two
pre-pubescent girls who find and befriend a mermaid, could make you green at
the gills. However, if you are now or ever have been a girl of 8 to 13, you'll
be occasionally charmed by the giggly bonds of girlfriends and 'guppie love'
the film portrays -- but also occasionally green at the gills." And Roger Ebert
in the Chicago Sun-Times describes the problem that any reviewer is
likely to encounter with the film. "I know there's an audience for this movie
just as surely as I know I am not that audience," he writes.