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Dark Water (2005)

 -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  8 July 2005 (USA)
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A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.

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Storyline

Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in the midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. From the time she arrives, there are mysterious occurrences and there is a constant drip from the ceiling in the only bedroom. There are also noises coming from the apartment directly above hers, though it would appear to be vacant. Is the apartment haunted or is there a simpler explanation? Written by garykmcd

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Some mysteries were never meant to be solved. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, frightening sequences, disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Agua turbia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$436,582 (Germany) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

$25,472,967 (USA) (7 October 2005)
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A color dye usually used in concentrated gels for soft drinks was added to the water to turn it to a dark color. See more »

Goofs

In the custody office when Dahlia is arguing with Kyle over hers and Ceci's relocation, Dahlia takes out a newspaper cutting detailing how good the school near her new apartment is; she holds it up with her right hand. In the following shot the article has switched hands, and Kyle snatches it from her left hand. See more »

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Dahlia: [Referring to Natasha] I can't be her mother...I don't know how to be myself!
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Jennifer Connelly is amazing...
14 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whether or not you'll like this movie depends on what type of movies you like. If you really expect a thriller, you're going to be disappointed. If you're watching the movie for Jennifer Connelly, then you'll enjoy it for her amazing acting as always and the lack of thrills won't bother you as much. She can turn a slow moving movie into one that actually holds your attention throughout. Her presence makes any movie that much more enjoyable.

I'm not into the Japanese converted thriller/horror movies and enjoyed the fact that Dark Water was more interesting and plot developing than thrilling. I think Jennifer Connelly's an amazing actress, if anyone else stars in it - I would rate it a 1. Another HUGE plus is that the ending couldn't have tied up all the twists and pieces any better. Most of the time the ending makes the movie - in this case it helped the movie a lot. See the movie with an open mind or don't see it at all.

Oh yea - the advertisement commercials couldn't have been more off for this movie. They completely skewed everyone's expectations of the movie and hence the low rating.


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