I was wide awake the morning around five o'clock, and I finished watching Mermaids, starring Cher and Winona Ryder. I vaguely remember watching it as a child with my mother, and I have it on DVD now. It came on some MGM-HD channel last week, and I recorded it for an easy re-watch at my leisure. I watched the remaining seventy percent this morning before work. It generated interest in Cher, whose always been a favorite performer of mine. I say performer because it's hard, in my mind at least, to pin a specific label on Cher. She's a singer, sure. She's a television star, definitely. She's more than capable of handling her own in films, obviously. In hindsight her film career is spotty and abbreviated in comparison to her considerable talent in the field. Recently, I revisited her Oscar-winning vehicle Moonstruck, a viewing that brought renewed interest and fondness for the film. She appeared in a handful of other good films, such as Mask and Suspect, but seemed unable to find many more roles that fueled any significant interest. She evidently turned down a host of roles following her 1988 Academy Award win, and instead used her regenerated celebrity to rekindle her soloist career as a songstress. What's your thoughts? How does Cher fair as an actress in your book?