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Lady in the Water (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 21 July 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cleveland Heep
... Story
... Mr. Dury
... Harry Farber
... Anna Ran
... Young-Soon Choi
... Vick Ran
... Reggie
... Mr. Leeds
... Mrs. Bell
... Joey Dury
... Long Haired Smoker
... Goatee Smoker
... Emaciated Smoker
... One-Eyebrow Smoker
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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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A Classic Bedtime Story For A New Generation See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some frightening sequences | See all certifications »

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21 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dama en el agua  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,044,396, 23 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,285,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,785,169
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Kevin Costner was considered for the role of Heep. However, Paul Giamatti accepted the part before they contacted Costner (Giamatti was the first option anyway). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) At the pool party the overhead view shows the flood lights facing the lawn. When Anna is taking her place, she takes off her sweater because the flood lights are facing the pool. Later they are facing the lawn again. 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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Childlike illustrations appear over and under some of the end credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

Tangled Up in Blue
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Great Novel Storyline
18 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I highly enjoyed this movie. It fits nicely with M. Night's body of work while carving out a more unique niche in his genre. It has good tempo with consistent theming that are punctuated with some comedic relief absent in his previous endeavors. The characters are nicely developed, and keep you guessing for a bit of the movie as it is not as predictable as you may think. All in all it was one of the more refreshing and original movie going experiences I have had in awhile. I would recommend this film whole heartedly, but some thematic elements and sequences may be a bit too frightening for younger children. As with original fables and fairy tales, it has scary elements imbued in it that are effective in their points. Enjoy.


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