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"Miranda Has Everything!"
  • NR
  • 1948
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • 6.8  (1,116)

Miranda is a delightful British romantic comedy from 1948, directed by Ken Annakin and starring Glynis Johns, Googie Withers, and Griffith Jones. The film tells the story of Miranda, a beautiful and free-spirited mermaid who falls in love with a human man and decides to trade her underwater life for a chance to be with him on land. The movie opens with Miranda swimming in the sea, enjoying her carefree life as a mermaid. One day, she rescues a handsome young man named Dr. Paul Martin (Griffith Jones) from drowning, and she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. From that moment on, Miranda starts to spend more and more time exploring the human world, curious to learn more about the man who has captured her heart.

At the same time, Dr. Martin is completely smitten with Miranda, but he finds it hard to believe that such a beautiful and mysterious creature could possibly be real. His scientific mind tells him that there must be some rational explanation for her strange behavior, but he can't help feeling a strong attraction to her.

As Miranda and Dr. Martin spend more time together, they begin to fall in love, but their romance is threatened by the disapproval of Dr. Martin's conventional fiancée, Clare (Googie Withers), and his skeptical colleagues. Meanwhile, Miranda's mermaid friends are also concerned about her unusual behavior, and they warn her that she must return to the sea before it's too late.

The movie features some beautiful underwater sequences, as well as charming scenes of Miranda navigating the human world and trying to understand its customs and conventions. Glynis Johns is perfectly cast as the mermaid, bringing a natural grace and charm to the role. Griffith Jones is also excellent as the skeptical scientist who slowly comes to believe in Miranda's existence and falls for her despite his better judgment.

The film is not just a love story, but also a commentary on the tension between tradition and modernity, as well as the clash between rationality and emotion. Miranda represents a kind of freedom and spontaneity that is threatened by the rigid conventions of society, while Dr. Martin embodies the rational, scientific approach to life that sometimes misses the magic and wonder of the world.

Despite being almost 70 years old, the film still feels fresh and entertaining, with a light-hearted charm that will appeal to audiences of all ages. The performances are all excellent, and the film is beautifully shot, with a warm and vibrant color palette that captures the beauty of the natural world.

Overall, Miranda is a lovely and endearing film that will enchant anyone who loves romantic comedies, fantasy, or just a good old-fashioned love story. It's a classic British film that has stood the test of time, and one that is sure to leave a smile on your face.

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    6.8  (1,116)