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Lady in the Water (2006)
A friend took me to this movie although I was not really interested in seeing it. I find that if I go in expecting crap I can at least come out thinking 'I'm pleasantly surprised it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.' That was far from the case here. LITW was really awful.
This is how the creative process must have gone... 1. M. Night wrote this movie on the crapper - actually in interviews he said it was a bed time story he started making up piece by piece for his kids. Well it shows. There are many holes in the story that I wont go in to because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who does want to see this trash.
2. "I have this movie and I need to think of a name for it." -"What's it about?" -"This girl in a pool." (2 mins of serious thought) -"I've got it... how about Lady in the Water." How creative!
I wish he wouldn't put himself in his own movies. If he can't see his limitations as a director or writer, one would hope he'd at least see his limitations as an actor. What horrible acting! He is doing all he can to model himself as the new Hitchcock but it just isn't happening. Putting yourself in a movie and having an aerial shot of the pool (a Hitchcock-esqe shot) doesn't make you the next Hitchcock.
I am very tired and rather upset I spent good money on such a bad flick. It was a Sunday night at the movies and there were 15 other people in the theater and they all went 'ugh!' at the end and we all walked out talking about how bad it was. On the way home while stopped at a traffic light we saw two of the people that were in the theater and we started talking again. They had even said since leaving the theater they had not stopped talking about how bad it was. In case I haven't made my point. The movie... it's BAD.
In essence he made it up as he went a lot, holes in the plot/story, Shamalan is in the movie way too much, and no ending. He wishes he was the character he wrote himself to be - the man who will alter the worlds perception with his writing. Not happening.
Don't waste your time and money
Just got back from seeing this movie and I'm sorry I wasted my time and money. My date and I walked out shaking our heads. The trailer makes it look as thought it has potential but falls short. The acting was poor; especially on Travolta's part. This is definitely the nail in the coffin for his career. Some of the scenes are so overdone that they leaving your saying "what the....". The highlight of the movie was seeing Halle Berry's breasts, but that's hardly worth $8.50 and 2 hours of your life. Bottom line: Sad script, poor acting by Travolta, bad movie.