Lady in the Water (DVD)

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    ITEM#: 11027177

    M. Night Shyamalan (THE SIXTH SENSE, THE VILLAGE) continues his mission to revive the ancient art of storytelling--which he has diagnosed as a dying art--melding aspects of the fantastic with the mundane, and bringing to life a mythology of his own concoction. Paul Giamatti (SIDEWAYS) is Cleveland Heep, the depressed caretaker of an apartment complex in suburban Philadelphia called the Cove--a location from which the film virtually never strays. He tends the homes of a host of loveable eccentrics, including Jeffrey Wright (SYRIANA) as a single dad, Sarita Choudhury (SHE HATE ME) and the director himself as brother-and-sister roommates, Bob Balaban as a cynical film critic, and Cindy Cheung as a college girl Cleveland befriends. When Cleveland is pulled from the pool by a mysterious young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard, THE VILLAGE) after a nasty bump on the head, he quickly discovers her true identity as a narf, one of an ancient race of water beings whose attempts at communication with humans have long ago ceased. As Cleveland attempts to return her to her world, uncovering the intricacies of the story from which she emerged and protecting her from the beasts that seek to thwart her, she helps him and many of the other residents find their true purpose in life, reaffirming the meaning it holds for them. Though the tale borders on overpopulation with many thinly drawn characters, and Shyamalan's own role is overtly reflective of the ego he is so often accused of, the tale manages to stimulate the imagination nonetheless. It achieves this by invoking universally affecting elements of myth and magic, and mesmerizing viewers with stunning photography by Wong Kar-Wai (CHUNGKING EXPRESS) regular Christopher Doyle.

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    UPC 012569763753
    Studio Warner Brothers
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Widescreen Edition
    Genre Sci-Fi/Fantasy
    Rating Parental Guidance 13+
    Dimensions 5.75" x 0.5" x 7.75" WxHxD
    Weight 0.3 lbs
    Stars Sarita Choudhury, Mary Beth Hurt, Jared Harris, Freddy Rodriguez, Paul Giamatti, M. Night Shyamalan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Bill Irwin, Jeffrey Wright
    Directors M. Night Shyamalan
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States

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      This is another great movie by M. Night Shamalan. Follows in the same vein as his other moves, great storytelling, with just a little apprehension woven in. And you're never quite sure where you're going to end up, but when you get there suddenly everything makes sense. If you love a good story, this is the movie for you. I would not recommend this for children under 15 or 16, I don't think they'd enjoy it, and it might scare the younger ones.

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