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Lady in the Water (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 21 July 2006 (USA)
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Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

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M. Night Shyamalan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... Cleveland Heep
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Story
Jeffrey Wright ... Mr. Dury
Bob Balaban ... Harry Farber
Sarita Choudhury ... Anna Ran
Cindy Cheung ... Young-Soon Choi
M. Night Shyamalan ... Vick Ran
Freddy Rodríguez ... Reggie
Bill Irwin ... Mr. Leeds
Mary Beth Hurt ... Mrs. Bell
Noah Gray-Cabey ... Joey Dury
Joseph D. Reitman ... Long Haired Smoker
Jared Harris ... Goatee Smoker
Grant Monohon Grant Monohon ... Emaciated Smoker
John Boyd ... One-Eyebrow Smoker
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Storyline

Cleveland Heep, a stuttering apartment superintendent, encounters a girl named Story swimming in the complex's pool. He soon learns that she comes from the Blue World, and has a message for mankind. Will he be able to help her complete her mission? Written by JRF

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Time is running out for a happy ending. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some frightening sequences | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La dama en el agua See more »

Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,044,396, 23 July 2006

Gross USA:

$42,285,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,785,169
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Narf is what Pinky's catch phrase is in the Warner Brothers cartoon, " Pinky and The Brain" (1995) See more »

Goofs

(About 1:06) At the end of the scene where everyone is crowded in the bathroom talking to Story and they decided on a party, the camera then switches to outside the closed bathroom door while the group is still heard talking inside. Anna is shown asleep on the couch just outside the bathroom door, yet she was in the bathroom with the others. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cleveland Heep: [narrating] Once, man and those in the water were linked. They inspired us. They spoke of the future. Man listened and it became real. But man does not listen very well. Man's need to own everything led him deeper into land. The magic world of the ones that live in the ocean, and the world of men, separated. Through the centuries their world, and all the inhabitants of it stopped trying. The world of man become more violent. War upon war played out, as there were no guides to listen...
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Crazy Credits

After the movie has ended, and all of the credits have scrolled, there appears the following dedication from M. Night Shyamalan: "To my daughters, I'll tell you this story one more time. But then go to bed." See more »

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Soundtracks

Flowers
Written by Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda
Performed by Cibo Matto
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By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Fantasy filled with humor and good acting
21 July 2006 | by tda-2See all my reviews

I understand this movie is not for everyone. Night's movies take their time to reach the end. Sublety is a gift that he continues to use and some people may find it to slow. However the plot is unique and interesting. Characters are thrown in with purpose and the acting is solid. I only wish there could have been more of Bryce Dallas Howard. Fleshing out her background might have helped. It is shot wonderfully and you feel these fantastic things could be happen anywhere. Bringing out the "rules" in humorous scenes were a great way not to have it not become too cheesy. And finally the visuals were very good. As much as I like the sublety in Night's movies it's more satisfying to actually see the monsters. And see them we do. The shots of the wolf creature were perfect not only in realism but in the angles that they shot it with. Overall a very wonderful movie. I don't understand most of the complaints against it. Perhaps they are just to cynical...the movie after all is about hope.


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