Lady in the Water [Blu-ray] [2006]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
60% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 10)

Special Features


  • Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story
  • Reflections of Lady in the Water 6-part documentary
  • Additional scenes
  • Auditions
  • Gag reel
  • Theatrical trailers

Synopsis


Lady in the Water
M. Night Shyamalan writes and directs this self-proclaimed, grown-up "bedtime story" about an apartment building superintendent named Cleveland (Paul Giamatti) who discovers a magical sea-nymph named Story (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's been transported to this world and is living in the building's own swimming pool. As this bizarre revelation sinks in, Cleveland becomes enraptured by her other-worldly charm. As he shelters her in his apartment, other inhabitants of the building begin falling into place as representations of characters from an Eastern myth in which these mermaids, or "narfs," co-exist unhappily with more beastly and violent characters. In human reality, the forces of darkness that threaten the heroes of a fairy tale prove to be much more terrifying, and the victory of good over evil is by no means guaranteed. Jeffery Wright, Jared Harris and Mary Beth Hurt co-star, as well as Shyamalan himself, playing the visionary writer Vick. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Paul Giamatti
    Paul Giamatti - Cleveland Heep
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
    Bryce Dallas Howard - Story
  • Jeffrey Wright
    Jeffrey Wright - Mr. Dury
  • Bob Balaban
    Bob Balaban - Harry Farber
  • Sarita Choudhury
    Sarita Choudhury - Anna Ran



Overall customer rating

3.7
60%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    Grr

    It's not a horror film. Most people thought it was. I can only speak for myself and the two others who watched it with me. We thought about throwing each other out the window. I saw him find the girl in the pool, (there was only one very short scene in the pool, so the title is a bit off) and when I woke back up I saw the girl was still waiting to get picked up by an eagle (uh huh) and there was a green dog-like creature chasing her - it had grass hair (uh huh) I would highly recommend any other movie but this, (although it makes a perfectly useful coaster).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Are you people crazy.

    Posted
    Adam2781

    The entire movie was captivating from begining to end, and the music by james newton howard is magic. When I first saw it it was not what I expected from the previews before its release it was made to be more like a horror movie to me, but was somthing completely diff all together. Still I think the movie was spectacular Shyamalan, & james howard both excelent. I would recomend this movie to everyone I know and anyone I don't who have not watched the movie. Bryce Dallas Howard is wounderful

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intriguing fantasy adventure

    Posted
    123654
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    An excellent tale of adventure regarding supernatural/fantasy events. Unlike some other films by M Night Shyamalan (Signs, the Village), this tale is not macabre or disturbing. It is a more traditional tale of good versus evil, set in today's world, and with a "triumph of the human spirit" good feeling at the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    My wife and I are huge fans of M. Night Shyamalan. We thought this was a great movie. This is a fantasy movie for grown ups, much like Pan's Labyrinth. It's full of imagination and fun to watch. I highly recommend it! Also, if you like his movies, you should check out Unbreakable, The Village, and The Happening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't know how people like this movie

    Posted
    sambob117

    Once again M. Night Shyamalan tries to do something unique but it only comes off as a boring children's story with characters you never get attached to, who are in a predicament you don't care about. Paul Giamatti was well cast for his role but it doesn't help a failed project.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Shyamalan spins an amazing tale

    Posted
    Jlpruitt
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    This is clearly one of my favorite films that he has produced. The visual aesthetic of the film is grossly underrated, in my opinion, and I truly enjoyed the dreamlike cinematography of the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    sink or swim it sinks

    Posted
    Slimdwiz

    It's about a man who saves a woman from drowning then he learns that the woman he saves is from bedtime stories. Huh!!!? yeah tell me about it. not very good at all. wouldn't recommend my dog to watch this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Shymalan fails again

    Posted
    slepin

    I would leave this one on the shelf. In fact, do not even bother renting it. This is just another failed attempt by M. Night Shyamalan to be Alfred Hitchcock. Move along...nothing worth seeing here.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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