A Mermaid’s Tale

DVD Release: May 9, 2017
A Mermaid’s Tale


“A Mermaid’s Tale” is an enchanting modern fairy tale, the story of Ryan, a 12-year-old girl forced to move with Matt, her father, to the dying fishing town where he was born, and to live with Art, her crusty mean old grandfather. As she tries to fit in and make new friends, she discovers a secret cove, home to a playful pod of dolphins and Coral, a mysterious girl. As they become fast friends, Ryan learns that Coral is a mermaid and uncovers a secret that will help the girls both save the town in a touching, mythic story of friendship and redemption.

Dove Review

The wondrous ocean has many secrets and things to learn about. This fantasy story tells of a young girl, Ryan, and her father Matt, as they return to the little fishing town off the coast to help Matt’s dad. Moving is always a big adventure for anyone, and for Ryan, she now has to get to know her grandfather who she has not seen for many years.

Matt left the area years ago to get away from his father’s illusions of mermaids. Ryan, on the other hand, is fascinated about them. When Ryan saves a mermaid from a net, Coral the mermaid soon reveals herself to Ryan and they become fast friends. Each wanting to learn about the other’s world, they discover it is not an easy process as they have to keep the secret that mermaids are real.

Little do the girls know the underlying secret between each of their families. This is a story about the ocean as a teacher about love, forgiveness and secrets always finding a way of coming to the surface. With all its charm and beautiful ocean scenery to watch, we are pleased to award this film our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kiss, relationship between a man and a mermaid resulting in a child, no sex seen;
Language: OMG/OG-2
Violence: Mermaid caught in net twice; man collapses on boat;
Drugs: Man in hospital;
Nudity: Mild cleavage; girl in short shorts
Other: Keeping secrets; going against rules; powers to heal someone;


Company: Lionsgate
Director: Dustin Rikert
Producer: Dustin Rikert, William Shockley, Jamie R. Thompson
Genre: Fantasy
Runtime: 105 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe