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By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

'80s fishy fairy tale has sex, some cursing.

Movie PG 1984 110 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 14+


Disney+ will censor any extra butt nudity.
1 person found this helpful.
age 6+
It is a cute movie. Some non-sexual nudity.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (19 ):

Still full of soggy logic and romance many years after its initial theatrical release, Splash works well enough for a fantasy. But as a modern parable about relationships, it sets a bad example for young girls -- undoubtedly a key demographic for the film, rated PG. Splash is proof that guys will date anyone if she's hot enough. Allen and Madison fall into bed together without Madison saying a word. She's prone to exposing herself in public, stealing his wallet for a shopping spree, and talking like a 10-year-old, which makes her seem, frankly, a little developmentally delayed. But she's pretty and she's hot for him. And that's all that matters.

What we have here is an image of lust based on appearance, with some hints toward love at first sight. But for young girls already preoccupied about their weight and appearance, this film has the potential to further confuse sexual attention for true affection.

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