DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Dody Goodman,
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Directed By: Ron Howard
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
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As a kid, I remember seeing Splash in parts but I don’t think I’m sat down from start to finish and watched the movie. Now I have and I really like the movie that started Tom Hank’s successful movie career.

For anyone not familiar with Splash, it’s directed by Ron Howard and the story was written by Howard’s long term producer Brian Grazer (the screenplay was nominated for an Oscar). The story is about Allen (Tom Hanks) living in New York City, working with his obnoxious brother Freddie (John Candy). Allen can’t seem to find true love, that’s until he gets mysteriously rescued from a boating accident by a beautiful woman who doesn’t speak who Allen names Madison (Daryl Hannah). She’s actually a mermaid but Allen doesn’t know that. While this is going on, a scientist (Eugene Levy) is trying to locate the mermaid and prove to everyone he’s not a looney. Allen and Madison fall in love, but will Allen still love her when he finds out she’s a mermaid?

The story is every guy’s fantasy I think. A hot naked blonde who doesn’t speak and just wants to have sex. haha. But seriously, well that is kind of true but anyway, the story is very sweet and has some laughs. Every actor on here does a great job, and Tom Hanks really shines with his movie debut. Bosom Buddies just got canceled around the time this movie was made and I can’t see anyone else playing the part of Allen Bauer. Daryl Hannah is gorgeous and sweet in this movie, and Eugene Levy and John Candy add a lot of funny stuff to the mix. I remember as a kid, the scene where John Candy used to drop coins down on the ground and look up women’s dresses. I used to try that after seeing this movie! hahaha. Yes I’m a pervert, so what, at least I’m man enough to admit it! ANYWAY, the movie still holds up well after 20 years and still a classic among my family. We still quote stuff from it.

Splash is a comedy classic and has held up well over the past 20 years and now you can see it on DVD for the first time! Definitely pick this up if you enjoyed this movie.

– Original Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah auditions taped with director Ron Howard!
– “Making a Splash”: Babaloo Mandel, Brian Grazer, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Lowell Ganz, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks reminisce on making the film
– Audio Commentary:
Director Ron Howard, Producer Brian Grazer and Writers Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel share their thoughts on the film
– with introduction and closing by Ron Howard.

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Favorite Scenes: Coin dropping scene; Liberty Island Scene; When Freddie, Allen and the Dr. go and get Madison in the lab.
Rating: Rated PG
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