Lady in the Water

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"Time is running out for a happy ending."
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 5.5  (103,503)
  • 36

Lady in the Water is a 2006 American fantasy film directed, written, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. The movie follows the story of Cleveland Heep, played by Paul Giamatti, a caretaker at an apartment complex known as The Cove. He discovers a mysterious young woman, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, in the pool one night and learns that she is a character from a bedtime story he was told as a child. The young woman is known as a Narf, which is a sea nymph-like creature from a mythical land. Her name is Story and she has gotten trapped in the human world and needs Cleveland's help to return to her world.

As Cleveland learns more about Story, he also learns about the Grass Wolves, who are creatures determined to kill her before she can return home. Cleveland must enlist the help of the other residents of The Cove and various other characters, including a author named Vick Ran, played by Shyamalan himself, to help protect Story and bring her back to her world.

Throughout the movie, there are several twists and turns. The movie is a blend of fantasy, drama, and mystery. There are moments of levity as well as moments of suspense. The story itself is a commentary on the power of storytelling and how it can connect people from different walks of life.

The acting in Lady in the Water is top-notch. Paul Giamatti brings depth and complexity to his portrayal of Cleveland. Bryce Dallas Howard gives a captivating performance as Story. Jeffrey Wright, who plays Mr. Dury, another resident of The Cove, is superb. His character is blind, but he has a unique ability to see things that others can't. It's through his perspective that the audience is able to see how interconnected the characters are.

The cinematography in Lady in the Water is also stunning. The underwater scenes are particularly striking. The score, composed by James Newton Howard, is hauntingly beautiful and adds to the ethereal quality of the film.

Critics were mixed on the film's release, with some praising it for its originality and others finding fault with its storytelling. However, Lady in the Water has since gained a cult following and is well-regarded by many as a unique and imaginative work of art.

In conclusion, Lady in the Water is a thought-provoking, visually stunning film with a great cast of actors. While it may not be for everyone, those who appreciate good storytelling and fantasy elements will find much to enjoy. M. Night Shyamalan's storytelling is at its best in this movie as he weaves different elements together to create a cohesive whole. Overall, Lady in the Water is a great film that's definitely worth checking out.

Lady in the Water is a 2006 drama. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 36.

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