Fantasy


Scales: Mermaids are Real


MPAA Rating:
Not Rated
Genre:
Fantasy
Runtime:
92 mins
Stars:
Emmy Perry, Morgan Fairchild, Elisabeth Röhm.
Director:
Kevan Peterson
Producer:
David Perry, Kevan Peterson, Dwjuan F. Fox

Content at a Glance

0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
0

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
1
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


none.

Language


omg-1.

Violence


men hunting mermaids; boy hit with spear, but no blood is seen.

Drugs


none.

Nudity


none.

Other


changing into a mermaid; healing powers.



Synopsis

Siren Phillips has lived her life thinking she’s an ordinary girl in an ordinary town. On the eve of her twelfth birthday, however, she learns that she is far from ordinary. Destined to turn into a mermaid at the age of twelve, Siren must struggle with her new reality, saying goodbye to her mother and friends, while she transitions into the water. To make matters worse, a group of hunters are after her, trying to catch her. She soon becomes friends with Adam Wilts, a new boy at school, who she turns to for help. He agrees to help her, but finds himself caught in the middle when it’s his own father who is after Siren. When Siren’s mother is taken, the town must rally behind her and help her make a peaceful transition into the water before the hunters can find out where she is.


Movie Message

The fantasy of the ocean comes to land in this wonderful story of transition. Siren has lived a regular human life, but now she finds out the truth of her heritage: she is a mermaid and must go through the change into a mermaid. But there are outsiders that want her for the power they believe her blood has to heal humans. So those of her “kind” stick together to protect the young girl.

It is a cute, entertaining story of pure fantasy about mermaids and their coming-of-age metamorphoses. Like a caterpillar into butterfly, Siren learns the changes in her life as well as the importance of friendship. We award “Scales: Mermaids are Real” with the Dove Family-Approval Seal for all ages.

For All Ages

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