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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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Director M. Night Shyamalan, delighted after he discovered the unknown Cindy Cheung, was shocked to hear that her agent demanded $1 million for her role in this film. Night was prepared to pay the SAG minimum, $65,000. They settled at $100,000. See more »

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(at around 32 mins) When he sees Vick's book "The Cookbook," Cleveland Heep says to himself, "This is s-s-s-s-silly." Stutterers often do not have a stammer when talking to themselves; they stutter primarily when talking to other people. However, Cleveland's stutter is a symptom of Post-traumatic Stress, in which case the stutter typically remains constant regardless of social situation until the stress is dealt with. 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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Maggie's Farm
Written by Bob Dylan
Produced by Oliver Leiber
Performed by Silvertide
Silvertide appears courtesy of J Records
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Imagination = GOOD!
20 July 2006 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Lady in the Water brings M Night back to the American pop culture spotlight, where he belongs! It is so refreshing to see so much imagination back into the theatres! Lady in the Water is so different from any other movie choice out today and I think it is bold and creative of M Knight to bring his creativity to the big screen.

Also, the concept of the entire movie taking place in one apartment complex is brilliant. Many different types of people are brought together by the "Cove" and of course by the mystical Lady.

Paul Giamatti can add another classic into his resume as he works his way into being one of the best present day screen actors. The other characters of the movie are very entertaining, especially the Asian mother daughter duo who understand the legend of the Lady better than anyone.

Get ready for a major burst of imagination when you go to see Lady in the Water! Thinking about the movie afterwards will only make you love it even more…


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