• Lady in the Water (2006)

Lady in the Water

Release Date: July 21st, 2006

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2006

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

When Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) rescues an enigmatic young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) from danger, little does he know that she is a character from a bedtime story, who is trying to return to her world. As he falls deeply in love with her, he begins to realize that he and fellow tenants are also characters in the fable, and they must work together to protect her from those who would prevent her from returning home.

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Sarita Choudhury, Cindy Cheung, M. Night Shyamalan, Freddy Rodríguez

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Genres: Fantasy , Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Quest, Rescue, Gripping, 2000s, Son, Family, Melodramatic

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Shyamalan does project genuine menace and suspense into this mundane location, especially in nighttime scenes. But the magic that would transport you from reality into fantasy is missing. show more

  • 63
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    There is a good chunk of Lady in the Water that is simply too well made and affectingly acted to dismiss as a mere exercise in arrogance. show more

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This cloying piece of claptrap sets a high-water mark for pomposity, condescension, false profundity and true turgidity -- no small accomplishment for the man whose last two features were the deadly duo "Signs" and "The Village."

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