Aquamarine (film)

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Aquamarine (poster).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Elizabeth Allen
Produced by Susan Cartsonis
Written by Jessica Bendinger
John Quaintance
Based on Aquamarine 
by Alice Hoffman
Starring Sara Paxton
Joanna Levesque
Emma Roberts
Music by David Hirschfelder
Cinematography Brian Breheny
Edited by Jane Moran
Storefront Pictures
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • March 3, 2006 (2006-03-03) (United States)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12 million[1]
Box office $23,006,849[1]

Aquamarine is a 2006 Australian-American teen fantasy comedy film starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts, and Joanna "JoJo" Levesque (in her film debut). The film, which was made in both the United States and Australia, was released in North America on March 3, 2006. The film, loosely based on a children's book of the same name by Alice Hoffman, and directed by American director Elizabeth Allen was filmed in Queensland, Australia.


Two teenage best friends, Hailey Rogers (JoJo) and Claire Brown (Emma Roberts), regret that they will be separated in five days, since Hailey has to move to Australia because of her mother's (Claudia Karvan) job. One night, after a violent storm, Hailey wishes for a miracle that will make her mother change her mind about moving, and so they find a mermaid named Aquamarine (Sara Paxton) in the swimming pool of their beach club.

The mermaid tells the girls that she needs to prove to her father that love exists. She promised that if they helped the fish out, then they would get a wish. Feeling like this was their last hope, they introduced the mermaid to Raymond, so Aquamarine could possibly fall in love with him.



Aquamarine received mixed to positive reviews; it currently As of February 2015, holds a 51% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus "A lighthearted, gum-smacking, boy-crazy film with a hopeful message for young girls."[2] On Metacritic, which uses an average of critics' reviews, the film holds 51/100, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]

The film opened in the North American box office at #5 with $7,482,669; by the end of its domestic run, the film grossed $18,597,342 domestically and $23,006,849 worldwide.[1]

The film was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards for "Choice Breakout (Female)" and "Choice Chick Flick" and two nominations and one win for the Young Artist Awards.


Soundtrack album by various artists
Released February 21, 2006
Genre Pop, Rock
Label Universal Motown Republic Group/La La Land
  1. "One Original Thing" – Cheyenne Kimball
  2. "Strike" – Nikki Flores
  3. "Connected" – Sara Paxton
  4. "One and Only" – Teitur
  5. "Right Now 2004" – Atomic Kitten
  6. "Island in the Sun" – Emma Roberts
  7. "Time for Me to Fly" – Nick Jonas
  8. "Can't Behave" – Courtney Jaye
  9. "Summertime Guys" – Nikki Cleary
  10. "One Way or Another" – Mandy Moore
  11. "Sweet Troubled Soul" – Stellastarr
  12. "I Like the Way You Move" – Bodyrockers

In 2008, La La Land Records released a limited edition CD (1000 pressings) of David Hirschfelder's score (incorporating the voice of Sara Paxton) for the film.

  1. "Main Titles"
  2. "The Storm"
  3. "Washed Ashore"
  4. "Claire Falls In"
  5. "Meeting Aqua"
  6. "The Next Morning/Shell Phone Call"
  7. "Making the Deal"
  8. "Ray & Aqua/Magazines"
  9. "Paddleboat Date"
  10. "The Water Tower"
  11. "Hailey Rides the Dolphins"
  12. "Aqua's Decision"
  13. "First Kiss"
  14. "Cecilia Climbs the Tower"
  15. "Hailey and Claire Argue"
  16. "The Pier/Storm/The Buoy"
  17. "The Tear/Goodbyes"
  18. "Finale"
Other songs featured in the film[4]

Home media[edit]

The film was released June 13, 2006, on Region 1 DVD.

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