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.
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.
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
'M Night Shyamalan' adapted Lady in the Water (2006), originally a bedtime story, into an actual children's book. It was released on the same day as the film. See more »
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 »
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...
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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 »
This is the last Shyamalan movie I will watch. My family and I were really rooting for this movie since we make up bed time stories for our kids. A lot of my stories have been good enough to hold people's interest but I have never tried to turn a profit on them. Nor did I write myself into the screenplay so that the world has to suffer through my acting (AGAIN!).
This movie was kind of like the cliff notes of Lord of the Rings or Narnia. The movie seeks to create an entire world full of alternate races of mythical creatures (and their history) like the Narnia books do. The only difference being that Narnia was defined in a large number of full length novels which build off of each other. This movie attempts to CRAM all the information about the way things work into this (hopefully) one movie. It seemed that the movie started out as one sentence regarding someone in the kid's swimming pool and that the rest of the movie was a desperate attempt to explain why and how.
The one happy note is that this movie does succeed in putting adults AND kids to sleep so at least I got a good nap. Luckily this was my free rental for the month or I would have been REALLY perturbed.
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