I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  85 min.
Release year:  2002

Current rating: Rating: 3.70
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Cast: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette, John Evans, Brenda Kamino


Quirky, naive, inept Polly (McCarthy) is a hopeful photographer who gets a job as a secretary in worldly, pretentious Gabrielle's (Baillargeon) art gallery. Polly sends a selection of her photographs to her boss under another name, but Gabrielle dismisses them on the spot and Polly is crushed.

Gabrielle's greatest wish is to be a great painter, but she doesn't have the talent. When Polly hangs up a picture, believing Gabrielle to be the artist, the art critics love it and although it's really the work of another painter, Mary, (Anne-Marie MacDonald) with whom Gabrielle is having a romantic relationship, Gabrielle takes the credit.

Director: Patricia Rozema
Studio: Miramax Films
Producer(s): Patricia Rozema, Alexandra Raffe
Screenplay: Patricia Rozema

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