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.
M. Night Shyamalan
Bryce Dallas Howard,
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Whenever an M. Night movie comes out I find humor in the myriad of slamming reviews always available. While everyone certainly has the right to an opinion, I wonder sometimes if the army of movie-goers and critics get so numb by the freeze-dried processed Hollywood productions; full of unrealistically perfect characters and plots, that when a movie with some heart comes along people don't know what to do with themselves.
If you based your opinion off of the reviews of these critics you would write this movie off and shelve it with an old VHS copy of "Ape-women from mars". Seriously people?. I don't think people actually get M. Night. I have read reviews slamming the screenplay and acting. NEWFLASH: M. Night makes his characters flawed and awkward sometimes because it creates a sense of realism. Some people are slamming the plot. NEWSFLASH: If you still think this movie is about global warming you shouldn't be writing reviews. I think some people didn't actually get the parable this beautiful movie weaves. Its a powerful message and I loved it.
To be fair, M. Night demands that you watch his movies in a certain way. He does not spoon feed you. He tells stories differently than the usual. But if you can learn to watch his movies the way he wants you to, you will find yourself awestruck at the beautiful simplicity of what M. Night does.
See this movie, and then when you are done buy another ticket go see it again. You will be better for it. 5 stars!
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