DIVE-IN MOVIES: Watch a film while you swim
Dir. Ron Howard / USA 1984 / 111 minutes / PG
An 80s classic, this charming ‘fish-out-of-water’ romantic comedy propelled Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah to Hollywood’s front rank.
Hannah plays the mermaid who arrives in New York to find the boy she saved from drowning many years ago. Hanks and Hannah make a pair of charismatic leads, and sidekick John Candy gets the best gags. Director Ron Howard piles on the good-natured fun and manages to keep soppiness at bay.
Where: Wavelengths Leisure Pool, Giffin St, Deptford SE8 4RJ. Map
When: 7pm Saturday 14 November 2015
★★★★ “A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf.” Time
★★★★ “A perfectly light, warmly funny romantic comedy that’s kept afloat by unobtrusive direction and charming performances” Rotten Tomatoes
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