MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 1,061 this week

Lady in the Water (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller  |  21 July 2006 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 72,372 users   Metascore: 36/100
Reviews: 1,033 user | 278 critic | 36 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 15 Mar 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lady in the Water (2006)

Lady in the Water (2006) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lady in the Water.

User Polls

5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Village (2004)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The population of a small, isolated countryside village believe that their alliance with the mysterious creatures that inhabit the forest around them is coming to an end.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix
The Happening (2008)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo
Signs (2002)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin
Unbreakable (2000)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright
After Earth (2013)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith
Devil (2010)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine
The Visit I (2015)
Comedy | Horror

A single mother finds that things in her family's life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An alienated, Americanized teenager of East Indian heritage is sent back to India where he discovers not only his roots but a lot about himself.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: M. Night Shyamalan, Mike Muthu, Richa Ahuja
Drama | Mystery | Romance

A widower embarks on a cross-country trip on foot to prove his love for his late wife.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Ben Winchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Goatee Smoker
...
Emaciated Smoker
...
One-Eyebrow Smoker
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's not in the closet. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dama en el agua  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$435,539 (Australia) (8 September 2006)

Gross:

$172,454 (Chile) (29 September 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of this film was shot in Levittown, Pennsylvania at a Jacobson logistics warehouse site. (M. Night Shyamalan has committed to using films sites in PA.) The set, built on the warehouse site, includes an apartment complex and a half city block of row houses. Occasional footage was shot inside the overflow area of the warehouse. Most of the filming was completed after Jacobson work hours. See more »

Goofs

During a couple scenes, a hefty wind sound effect plays as the pool and the surrounding trees and bushes are shown. Neither the bushes nor the trees are blown by the wind. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cleveland Heep: 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 lived 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 became more violent. War upon war played out, as there were no guides to listen to...
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Happening (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Tangled Up in Blue
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Only someone suffering from a fully-fledged Narcissistic Personality Disorder could have made this movie
27 July 2006 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Utterly incoherent, pretentious codswallop that would make Buneul's Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie an exercise in realism in comparison. Why this deranged man (M Night Shamalama) didn't follow his family's advice and become a doctor would be a far better topic of tragic discussion than spending another nano-second trying to analyze why he has so much contempt for his audience. What is evident to me is the fact that the inflated audience scores on IMDb and metacritic for this waste of celluloid could only be the result of M Night sitting in front of his lap top, frothing from the mouth, while repeatedly registering under different names to give his own movie one score of 10 after another. Have you noticed how most of the people who gave the movie 10 happen to ONLY have reviewed one movie...this one?!


19 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Far too underrated Nicolesbunny88
so why is it so bad wythedavis
people who understood it - convince me (no haters plz) weemac1
Sorry I'm not buying this rubbish angel-591
Why did the guy die? chrishagop
Am I the only one to find this creepy?... rawvans
Discuss Lady in the Water (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?