Allen (played by Tom Hanks): “I don't understand. All my life, I've been waiting for someone and when I find her, she's... she's a fish.”
Freddie (played by John Candy): “Nobody said love's perfect.”—Splash (1984), story by Brian Grazer, screen story by Bruce Jay Friedman, screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Bruce Jay Friedman, directed by Ron Howard
Inspiration for this post came from a friend (and he knows who he is!!!!!) who happened to be watching this rom-com a couple of weeks ago, marveling at this “fish” (i.e., mermaid), in the form of Daryl Hannah.
You have to wonder if this was Ron Howard’s attempt at mocking the Hollywood powers-that-be, by giving literal life to the “fish-out-of-water” high-concept pitch used so often in the industry.