I was expecting Cher to play a real mermaid and this to be a fantasy movie. It was not and this kind of genre is really not for me, also not being seduced by a charming cast. Still I couldn't resist to develop extreme sympathies with everyone. And the Cher-factor is not a small one.
Watching it now, questions about the medium film become quite urgent with this for me. How film conserves worlds, realities, that change and with it world views. How our positions work viewing (maybe even judging) different view from another time. How generations change and do not change at the same time, or how they try to give something of what they had thought important to the younger ones.
ways of living, ways of thinking, ways of moving through the world: vanished. For better and for worse, but still vanished.