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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 Rodriguez

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

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

Distributors: Warner Bros.

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  • 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."

  • Lady in the Water boasts an eclectic cast - almost entirely squandered. show more

  • 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

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