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Lady in the Water (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 21 July 2006 (USA)
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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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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Rated PG-13 for some frightening sequences | See all certifications »

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21 July 2006 (USA)  »

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La dama en el agua  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,044,396 (USA) (21 July 2006)

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$42,272,747 (USA) (22 September 2006)
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Kevin Costner was considered for the role of Heep. However, Paul Giamatti accepted the part before they contacted Costner (Giamatti was the first option anyway). See more »

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After Story saves Cleveland from drowning, the bed he wakes up on is nowhere wet enough to have had a soaked person on it. See more »

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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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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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24 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't see any reason to like this film other than because its by M. Night and people can be a little fanatic. Whatever it was going for was missed awfully. People who desperately seek a message in movies can can up with something, just to make this experience have some purpose. Did anyone else not wonder why no one in the story questioned this fairy tale phenomena and everyone just instantly believed? Everyone in the film just figured this is completely normal, and we should help this lady that lives in water, and not ask any questions. All of that aside, the movie i felt was poorly transitioned at times from scene to scene, with too many thoughts jumbled together. If not for this being from who its from, this movie would flop and nobody would have anything good to say of it.


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