Cher is the star but Winona Ryder, who plays her daughter, is the focus of this offbeat story set in the early sixties. Most of us have mothers, who, by the time we begin to think about sex, are mature and not competition. At least mother doesn't wear more outrageous clothes than the daughter. Well, in "Mermaids" the mother is the wold one and the kid is the one who contemplates life and death and possibly a religious life.
Cher's free love attitude is only surpassed by the lust expressed in Bob Hoskins' eyes as he watches her move around a room.
I found it to be a pleasant diversion but nothing to write home about.