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Recast Challenge 2008-06-04 12:32:30

Recast Mermaids and Win a Prize!

Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

Did anyone else love the 1990 flick Mermaids? I loved it. I don't know what it was exactly — maybe the wonderful performance by Cher as a quirky single mom who's only capable of feeding her girls finger food? Winona Ryder at her angsty best? A young, hot, brooding Michael Schoeffling (you know, dreamboat Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles)? Or the adorableness that was an itty-bitty Christina Ricci?

Who would you recast as the drop-dead-gorgeous mother of two, Rachel Flax, who has a hard time with maternal instincts? And we'll need a young actress to portray her frustrated, religion-swapping daughter, Charlotte, who's a bit of an outcast. What about Charlotte's crush, the stoic and silent Joe Porretti? Is there a little actress today that reminds you of a young Christina Ricci? And finally, who would you cast as Lou Landsky (originally played by Bob Hoskins, and why they allowed this DVD cover to be made with his face frozen like that is beyond me), who's no Brad Pitt on the outside, but has a heart of gold?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, June 10, complete with a "new" cast photo.

To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast
Rachel Flax (Cher)
Charlotte Flax (Winona Ryder)
Kate Flax (Christina Ricci)
Lou Landsky (Bob Hoskins)
Joe Porretti (Michael Schoeffling)

The BuzzSugar t-shirt


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