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Lady in the Water -- 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
Lady in the Water -- 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
Lady in the Water -- 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

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Writer (WGA):
M. Night Shyamalan (written by)
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Release Date:
21 July 2006 (USA) See more »
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Time is running out for a happy ending. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Paul Giamatti ... Cleveland Heep

Bryce Dallas Howard ... Story

Jeffrey Wright ... Mr. Dury

Bob Balaban ... Harry Farber

Sarita Choudhury ... Anna Ran

Cindy Cheung ... Young-Soon Choi

M. Night Shyamalan ... Vick Ran

Freddy Rodríguez ... Reggie

Bill Irwin ... Mr. Leeds

Mary Beth Hurt ... Mrs. Bell

Noah Gray-Cabey ... Joey Dury

Joseph D. Reitman ... Long Haired Smoker

Jared Harris ... Goatee Smoker

Grant Monohon ... Emaciated Smoker

John Boyd ... One-Eyebrow Smoker

Ethan Cohn ... Glasses Smoker

June Kyoto Lu ... Mrs. Choi (as June Kyoko Lu)

Tovah Feldshuh ... Mrs. Bubchik

Tom Mardirosian ... Mr. Bubchik
Maricruz Hernandez ... Perez de la Torre Sister #1

Carla Jimenez ... Perez de la Torre Sister #2

Natasha Perez ... Perez de la Torre Sister #3

Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Perez de la Torre Sister #4
Marilyn Torres ... Perez de la Torre Sister #5
George Bass ... Mr. Perez de la Torre

Joel Garland ... Pool Guy (as Joel Marsh Garland)
James Breen ... SPCA Guy (as James "Jimbo" Breen)
Nell Johnson ... Phone Message (voice)
Walter Lafty ... Silvertide Band Member
Mark Melchiorre Jr. ... Silvertide Band Member
Kevin Frank ... Silvertide Band Member
Brian Weaver ... Silvertide Band Member

Nick Perri ... Silvertide Band Member

Jeremy Howard ... Tartutic #1

Brian Steele ... Tartutic #2
Kurt Carley ... Tartutic #3

Doug Jones ... Tartutic #4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J. Bloomrosen ... Extra - The Divorced Man (uncredited)

Alexander Emmert ... Blond Smoker (uncredited)
Molly Howe ... Maddy (uncredited)

Keith Moyer ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Mark J. Parker ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Ashley Platz ... Building Tennant (uncredited)
Eugene Smith ... Party Guest (uncredited)

David Ogden Stiers ... Narrator (uncredited)

Towanda Underdue ... Apartment Tenant (uncredited)

Dan Van Wert ... Apartment Resident (uncredited)

Mathew J. Wright ... Party Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
M. Night Shyamalan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
M. Night Shyamalan (written by)

Produced by
Sam Mercer .... producer
Jose L. Rodriguez .... associate producer
John Rusk .... associate producer
M. Night Shyamalan .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
 
Film Editing by
Barbara Tulliver 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Martin Childs 
 
Art Direction by
Stefan Dechant 
Christina Ann Wilson  (as Christina Wilson)
 
Set Decoration by
Larry Dias 
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
 
Makeup Department
Merribelle Anderson .... key hair stylist (as Merribelle A. Anderson)
Steven E. Anderson .... prosthetic makeup artist (as Steven Anderson)
Qodi Armstrong .... hair stylist
Jason Barnett .... special makeup effects technician: Spectral Motion
Adrienne Bearden .... makeup artist
Roland Blancaflor .... prosthetic department supervisor/speciality costumes: Spectral Motion Inc.
Diane Dixon .... assistant hair stylist
Mike Elizalde .... makeup effects supervisor
Mike Elizalde .... prosthetic makeup department head
Diane Heller .... makeup artist
Don Kozma .... key makeup artist (as Donald A. Kozma)
Mike Manzel .... special makeup effects
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup department head
Cass McClure .... prosthetics technician: Spectral Motion
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician: Spectral Motion, Inc.
Betty Lou Skinner .... hair stylist
Wesley Wofford .... prosthetic makeup department head
Melissa A. Yonkey .... hair department head (as Melissa Yonkey)
 
Production Management
Bill Daly .... post-production executive
Sharon Mann .... unit production manager
Ravi D. Mehta .... executive in charge of production
Gerald Scaife .... production supervisor
Jessie Thiele .... post-production supervisor
Kevin L. James .... post executive assistant (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keri Bruno .... second second assistant director
Brick Mason .... second unit director
Joseph Payton .... dga trainee
Keith Potter .... additional second assistant director
John Rusk .... first assistant director
Basti Van Der Woude .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard J. Bell .... greens foreman
Sean Bernard .... paint foreman
Dawn Brown .... set designer
Dianne Chadwick .... graphic designer
Brandon Cook .... props
Alan Danielson .... key model maker
Leo Doyer .... structural designer
Abigail Drury .... scenic painter
Michael T. Galvin .... set dressing foreman
Karyn Gerred .... scenic artist
Daniel J. Gillooly .... greens coordinator
L. David Gordon .... drapery foreman
Antony Graf .... construction grip
Frank Grasso .... construction grip
Alicia Jacobson .... scenic foreperson
Edward J. Johnson .... carpenter
Kenneth J. Kellers .... carpenter
Noelle King .... set designer
Lara Lampenfield .... painter
Mitchell Landsman .... model maker
Ted Lubonovich II .... shop craft
Dennis Madigan .... carpenter
Lori Marks .... scenic artist
Vinny Mazzarella .... assistant property master
James Mazzola .... property master
Thomas Minton .... set designer
Niles Norton .... carpenter
Mary O'Brien .... scenic artist
Peter Oktavec .... painter
Jim Orr .... set dresser
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic artist
Sara Philpott .... art department coordinator
Scott T. Pina .... construction foreman
Sharon Potts .... assistant property master
Jolie Scherberger .... set dresser
John S. Schlicter .... model maker
Stephen Siersema .... camera scenic
Joseph Siwinski .... lead man
Christine Sysko .... set dec foreman
Dennis Tillberg .... scenic artist
Erica Vanstone .... construction office coordinator
Kory C. Victor .... art researcher
Tim Weston .... construction grip foreman
Christine Wick .... assistant set decorator
Paul Williams .... construction coordinator
Dane Wilson .... carpenter
Stephen Wolff .... shop craft
Kurt Wunder .... carpenter
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
James Passanante .... lead scenic (uncredited)
Trey Shaffer .... graphic designer: set decorating (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Boeddeker .... sound designer
Lisa Chino .... assistant dialogue editor
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Aren Downie .... assistant sound editor
Sean England .... foley recordist
Frank E. Eulner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Eulner)
Andre Fenley .... assistant supervising sound editor
Will Files .... assistant sound designer
Scott Guitteau .... sound effects editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Marilyn McCoppen .... supervising adr editor
Chris Munro .... production sound mixer
Anthony Ortiz .... boom operator
Mike Patrick .... sound mix technician
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Frank Rinella .... foley mixer
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound re-recordist
Michael Scott .... sound recordist
Kevin Sellers .... foley editor
Michael Semanick .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Marshall Winn .... supervising adr editor
Marshall Winn .... supervising dialogue editor
Brian Magerkurth .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Abrahamson .... puppeteer
Brent Baker .... mold department and life-casting supervisor: Spectral Motion
Jim Beinke .... creature effects crew
Brian Blair .... special effects crew (as Bryan Blair)
Darin Bouyssou .... creature effects technician: Spectral Motion Inc.
Steve Cremin .... special effects coordinator
Joel Dobzewitz .... special effects crew
Mary Elizalde .... CFO: Spectral Motion Inc.
Mary Elizalde .... special effects crew
Mike Elizalde .... creature effects supervisor
Christian Eubank .... special effects technician (as Christian F. Eubank)
Eric Fiedler .... special effects crew
Frederick Fraleigh .... special effects crew
Michael Frechette .... special effects set foreman
Dave Grasso .... special effects crew (as David Grasso)
Moto Hata .... special effects crew (as Motoyoshi Hata)
Jurgen Heimann .... animatronics
Jurgen Heimann .... puppeteer
Anh Le Hoang .... special effects technician (as Hoang Anh Le)
Nick Karas .... special effects shop technician
Steve Katz .... special effects crew
Taishiro Kiya .... special effects crew
Daria Kokhanenko .... special effects crew
Junko Komori .... special effects crew
Donald Krause .... animatronics
Tim Larsen .... special effects crew (as Tim 'Gore' Larsen)
William Lee .... special effects technician
Russell Lukich .... painter
Russell Lukich .... sculptor
Kyle Martin .... special effects crew
Tim Martin .... special effects crew
Cass McClure .... prosthetics technician: Spectral Motion
Bud McGrew .... special effects crew
Kevin McTurk .... special effects makeup: Spectral Motion
Verena Mercenier .... special effects crew
Scott Millenbaugh .... special effects crew
Michael O'Brien .... creature effects technician: Spectral Motion Inc.
Larry Odien .... mechanical assistant: Spectral Motion
Erika Olseon .... special effects crew
David Perteet .... special effects crew
Tim Phoenix .... special effects crew (as Timothy Phoenix)
Brian Poor .... animatronics technician: Spectral Motion
Brian Rae .... moldmaker: Spectral Motion
Missy R. Russell .... creature effects administrative assistant: Spectral Motion, Inc. (as Melissa Russell)
Tetsufumi Sakae .... special effects crew
Yoichi Art Sakamoto .... special creature effects
Noriko Sato .... special effects crew
Mark Setrakian .... key animatronic designer
Michael Shellito .... special effects technician
Amber Skowronski .... special effects crew
Tully Summers .... special effects crew
Mario Vanillo .... special effects shop foreman
Brian Walsh .... production supervisor: Spectral Motion, Inc.
Steve Wang .... special effects crew
Patrick Edward White .... special effects
Peter Zhang .... special effects crew
Douglas D. Ziegler .... special effects technician (as Doug Ziegler)
Michael Broussard .... mermaid effects supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
David M. Sterner .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Charles Alleneck .... animator
Christian Alzmann .... visual effects art director
Kevin Barnhill .... digital effects supervisor
Casey James Basichis .... digital artist (as Casey Basichis)
T.J. Burke .... digital artist
Marshall Candland .... digital artist
Ozzie Carmona .... digital compositor
Mark Casey .... digital artist
Daniel Cavey .... production assistant: ILM
Grady Cofer .... lead Inferno artist
Christopher Cram .... visual effects associate producer
Lorelei David .... visual effects editor: ILM
Jeff Doran .... digital artist
Sam Edwards .... Inferno artist
Jenn Emberly .... digital artist
Conny Fauser .... digital artist
Cameron Folds .... animator: ILM
Bridget Maria Goodman .... digital artist (as Bridget Goodman)
Tim Harrington .... animation supervisor: ILM
Edward Hirsh .... visual effects supervisor
Jiri Jacknowitz .... lead digital paint & roto artist
Jeanmarie King .... visual effects producer
Marshall Richard Krasser .... compositing supervisor: ILM (as Marshall Krasser)
Lana Lan .... digital artist
Mark 'Crash' McCreery .... creature effects
Sébastien Moreau .... sabre compositor: ILM
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence
Shane O'Connor .... production assistant: ILM
Jim O'Hagan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Erik Pampel .... assistant visual effects editor: ILM
Janet Quen .... Flame artist: ILM
Steve Rawlins .... digital artist
Megan Rible .... technical assistant
Thomas Rosseter .... digital compositor (as Tom Rosseter)
Joe Woodward Stevenson .... digital artist
Dale Taylor .... visual effects coordinator: ILM
Johan Thorngren .... digital matte artist: ILM
Greg Towner .... animator: ILM
Alex Tropiec Jr. .... Inferno artist: ILM (as Alex Tropiec)
Robert Weaver .... digital artist
John Whisnant .... digital artist
Bob Wiatr .... Inferno artist: Pacific Title
Nick Woo .... technical support
Keiji Yamaguchi .... creature development
Roland Yepez .... digital artist: ILM
Anna Bies .... costumer: ILM (uncredited)
Stuart Lowder .... cgi production manager: ILM (uncredited)
Maggie Oh .... digital artist: ILM (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jake Brake .... stunt rigger
Julia Dumenigo .... assistant to stunt coordinator
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt coordinator
Jeri Habberstad .... stunt double
Trevor Habberstad .... utility stunts
G. Grant Jewett .... stunts
Jake Lombard .... stunt rigging coordinator
Gary Price .... stunt double
Karin Silvestri .... stunt double: Bryce Dallas Howard
Lee Waddell .... underwater stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Baldanza .... underwater second assistant camera
Chris Beattie .... rigging grip
Matt Blades .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Josh Blakeslee .... second assistant camera
Phil Bradshaw .... grip
David Brandon .... electrician
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip
David M. Carr .... grip
John-Paul Chase .... rigging grip
Glenn Davis .... dimmer board operator (as Glenn R. Davis)
Thomas Devine .... electrician
Edwin Effrein .... Steadicam operator
Greg Finkel .... second assistant camera
Kevin Flynn .... key rigging grip
Timothy Flynn .... rigging grip
Richie Ford .... rigging gaffer
Sean P. Gilbert .... underwater first assistant camera
Kevin Groff .... grip
Chris Hensel .... grip
Russ Hoffman .... electrician
Gregory F. Johnson .... rigging grip
Brian Jordan .... video assistant utility
Glenn Kaplan .... key first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris Kilduff .... best boy grip
David Kissinger .... electrician
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician
Michael Leonard .... additional first assistant camera
Rob Mabin .... electrician
Frank Masi .... still photographer
Rob Mock .... grip
William D. Moran .... grip
Jon D. Morrison .... set lighting
Francine Natale .... assistant chief lighting technician
Yen P. Nguyen .... camera loader
Bill O'Leary .... chief lighting technician
Justin Panzanaro .... rigging grip
Colin J. Peters .... electrician
Louis Petraglia .... rigging electric best boy
Balint Pinczehelyi .... best boy rigging grip
Tom Prate .... key grip
Pete Romano .... underwater director of photography
Joe Sarao .... rigging grip
Daniel D. Sariano .... assistant camera
Craig Striano .... crane operator: Super Technocrane
Jude Webster .... rigging grip
Franz Yeich .... rigging grip
Paul Goroff .... super technocrane operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Melanie Crescenz .... extras casting
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Stephanie Holbrook .... casting associate
Jeanine Pengiel .... casting assistant
Deedra Ricketts .... location casting
Sarah Tucci .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Leek .... set costumer
Kara Morasco .... tailor
David Paulin .... costume dyer/painter
Kevin Ritter .... key costumer: men
Autumn Saville .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ian Blume .... assistant editor
Stephanie M. Casey .... additional assistant editor
Jason Crump .... colorist: dailies
Olivier Fontenay .... color timer
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Craig Hayes .... associate editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Jordan Lindblad .... assistant editor
Lauren Scott .... post-production coordinator
Colleen Sharp .... associate editor
Keith Shaw .... colorist: mastering
Joe Violante .... color timer: dailies (as Joey Violante)
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... assistant music editor
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Chris Bacon .... music score programmer (as Chris P. Bacon)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Thomas S. Drescher .... supervising music editor (as Thomas Drescher)
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Grant Gershon .... conductor: choir
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Joel Iwataki .... music score mixer
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Shawn Murphy .... score recordist
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
Julia Newmann .... scoring intern
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
Stuart Michael Thomas .... music score programmer
Mel Wesson .... composer: additional textures
 
Transportation Department
Corbin Kelly .... mechanic
Michael Kelly .... transportation
John Morrone III .... transportation co-coordinator
Kirk Kelly .... mechanic (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Guy Adan .... unit publicist
Richard Bloom .... assistant: Mr. Mercer
Victoria Boaz .... production assistant
Lisa Breitman .... adr voice
Christian Brockey .... production coordinator
Chrismandu .... photo double: Paul Giamatti
Chrismandu .... stand-in: Paul Giamatti
Andrew Cinquino .... production assistant
Michele Cusick .... set production assistant
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Shane Daniels .... production assistant
Benjamin Davidow .... production assistant
Joseph DeBona .... stand-in
Anthony DeFrancesco .... set production assistant
Mike Duffy .... production assistant
Lauren E. Enfield .... production asssistant: first team
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant
Jay Geller .... metal work and welding
Andrew Gershon .... production assistant
Matthew Hanlon .... tool coordinator
Brandy Hartley .... assistant construction office coordinator
Moet Hashimoto .... assistant: Ms. Howard
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... production assistant: Spectral Motion, Inc.
Sarah Haugen .... assistant: Ms. Howard
Bill Horton .... location projectionist
Blair Howley .... set production assistant
Jason Johnson .... production assistant
Lyndsay Kancher .... production assistant
Madeleine Karpel .... assistant: Mr. Shyamalan
Meghan Keener .... additional assistant to producer
Kathleen Kelly .... key medic
Kirk Kelly .... maintenance group
Kev Ketner .... additional production assistant
Nick Klinger .... additional production assistant
Michael J. Kraycik .... facilities assistant
Tim Lamendola .... stand-in
William Lebeda .... title designer: opening sequence
Talia Leone .... production assistant
James Lin .... location manager
Elaine L. Liu .... assistant: Mr. Doyle (as Elaine Liu)
Sandy Lizaola-Hernandez .... physical production coordinator: staff
Michael B. Louis .... location supervisor
April R. Loutrel .... assistant: Mr. Shyamalan (as April Harshaw)
Raymond Mamrak .... production assistant
Stuart Math .... researcher: archival footage and photos
Mark Mayer .... production accountant
Joseph McFadden .... additional production assistant
Marisa Murphy .... accounting clerk
Stacy Opalewski .... extras coordinator
Athanasios Paliatsas .... assistant: Mr Cremin
Sharon Pinkenson .... film commissioner
Edward Poveda .... payroll accountant
Mark Pricskett .... stand-in
David Raynor .... assistant production coordinator
Jon Rocks .... production assistant
Eric J. Scheiner .... production assistant
Skylar Schmidt .... second assistant accountant
Dee Schuka .... post-production accountant
Lauren Scott .... production secretary
Lauren Scott .... travel coordinator
Mark Setrakian .... principal puppeteer
Michael Siu .... assistant: Mr. Doyle
Pamela J. Sollie .... assistant: James Newton Howard
Jon Stein .... runner
Lora Marie Taylor .... accountant: client services
Mike Tyler .... stand-in
Patricia Urias .... seamer
Lisa Wiggins .... first assistant accountant
Travis Quentin Young .... adr voice
Dan Zarenkiewicz .... production assistant
Terrence B. Zinn .... key set production assistant
 

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Rated PG-13 for some frightening sequences
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Trivia:
M. Night Shyamalan, delighted after he discovered unknown Cindy Cheung, was shocked to hear that her agent demanded 1 million dollars for her role in the film. Night was prepared to pay the SAG minimum, $65,000. They settled at $100,000.See more »
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Miscellaneous: When the Scrunt is trapped in the apartment building hallway during the departure ceremony, it paws and pounds at the door to escape and attack Story. When it finally breaks open the door, the door jamb splits open. However, as the Scrunt escapes we see that the door opens inward, not outward.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...
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350 out of 651 people found the following review useful.
Purpose, 21 July 2006
Author: carl_cx from United States

I have been a fan of M. Night, ever since the first film I saw of his, SIGNS. After that, I was a HUGE fan...I had to see the others. While SIGNS had always been my favorite, I love how he blended moving stories, with thriller aspects. After the critics bashed the VILLAGE (which I found to be a very well made movie) I wondered if he could recover or not. And here is is answer.

This movie, much like the other ones, is a "theme" movie, that goes deeper than nymphs, ghosts, or creatures in the woods outside. This movie explores "Purpose", a theme we don't hear from much from movies. Paul Giamatti is fantastic and real in this movie, and that's why he is one of my fav actors. He could actually nab a Oscar nomination for this movie. He is INCREDIBLE.

Bryce Dallas Howard is stunning...and while I think she was robbed last year at the Oscars for Village, I think this year, she will miss out on the award. She didn't stand out, because there was not as much depth to her character as their was for Paul.

Shyamalan actually performed a huge part in the movie, and a very moving part. The story was well crafted...and I actually think this may have been Night's most original and daunting task of a story he has written yet. I also think this is one of his best. It's not scary. It's moving. And actually has some comedy in it, which he missed in some of his other movies. In how many thrillers do you see a guy who performs an experiment, and only works out one side of his body, so it becomes 4" more muscular than the other. I love how he brought some many diverse people together: a critic who sees no originality in the world, a crossword puzzle genius, a stumped writer and his comedic sister, an old woman who has a thing with animals, and a man locked away in his solitude. The way they come together is incredible.

One of the best parts of the movie is the music. BY FAR, the BEST music in any of Shyamalan's movies. James Newton Howard has created a masterpiece soundtrack, that's sweeping chorus of angelic voices and swelling violins and cellos will leave you awestruck. And don't believe Shyamalan's lies about there being "no twist". there's about 10 twists...the entire movie will keep you guessing until the very end, which is to say the least, perfect.

People will tell you that the movie isn't worth 6 bucks, I'm sure, because it's not scary. They'll say that your getting gypped. I say you're not getting gypped. I'll say that Night is the one getting gypped. This movie is worth a lot more than 6 bucks.

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