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
Lady in the Water: A bedtime story
Reflections of Lady in the Water: 6-part documentary
An excellent fairy tale movie with plenty of tongue in cheek laughs and a very warm story revealed along the way. Oddball characters make for an entertaining film which could have easily been a Disney fairy tale movie.
Nothing like a real life fairytale. . .just believ
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
For all us kids at heart, this movie helps bring back those magical beliefs we had when we were young, love this real life fairytale, one of my favorite M. Night Shyamalan movies, very happy with purchase and highly recommend.
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.
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 with 1 review
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.