It’s the end of summer and best friend’s Claire (Emma Roberts) and Hailey (Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque) have a major problem. In just five days, Hailey’s family is moving halfway around the world! These girls need a major miracle, and they get one in the form of Aquamarine, a beautiful mermaid who washes ashore in a late summer storm. Sweet but clueless to the ways of romance, she offers to grant the girls one wish if they help her find the boy of her dreams. But when they attempt to reel in the cute local lifeguard, the result is something none of them expect and they discover that sometimes what you wish for isn’t what you really want after all!
Emma as: Claire
Co-Starring: Sara Paxton as Aquamarine – Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque as Hailey – Jake McDorman as Raymond
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Writer(s): Alice Hoffman,John Quaintance,Jessica Bendinger
Release Date: March 3, 2006 (US) – Other Countries
DVD Release: June 13, 2006 (US)
Studio: Fox 2000 Pictures
Production company(ies): Fox 2000 Pictures
Jessica Simpson was originally offered the role of Aquamarine, but was forced to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.
Shipped to cinemas under the name "H2O".
The scene where Hailey is swimming with dolphins was filmed at Sea World and Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque was afraid of swimming with them.
The song "Island in the Sun" is originally sung by Weezer but Emma Roberts who plays Claire sang it for the movie’s soundtrack.
Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque’s film debut.
JMB FX Studio produced the mermaid tails for actress Sara Paxton. The tails were sculpted over Sara’s body cast. Foam and silicone skins were produced for 4 tails, each tail was covered in over 5000 scales. A fully cable controlled tail was also produced for the more complicated and subtle moves of the fluke that the suit tails could not perform.
EASTER EGG: On the special features menu, on the fourth page, go all the way down the list to the "Kickin’ it in on set" featurette, then click right and highlight the outline of a starfish. Selecting this will take you to a short video of Emma Roberts, Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, & Sara Paxton interviewing guys in Australia about dating girls.
On an honor board in the main hall of the beach club, there are names of people in the crew, including the costume designer, Sally Sharpe.
Emma plays the voice of Claire’s starfish in the film.