Lady in the Water (Blu-ray)

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Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep (Giamatti) 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.Running Time: 109 min.Format: BLU-RAY DISC

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Studio Warner
SKU 203368027
UPC 012569829695
UPC 14 00012569829695
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/24/2012
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Barbara Tulliver - Editor
Bob Balaban - Actor
Bryce Dallas Howard - Actor
Christopher Doyle - Cinematographer
Cindy Cheung - Actor
Freddy Rodriguez - Actor
James Newton Howard - Original Music By
Jeffrey Wright - Actor
Joseph D. Reitman - Actor
M. Night Shyamalan - Director
M. Night Shyamalan - Writer
Mary Beth Hurt - Actor
Paul Giamatti - Actor
Sam Mercer, et. al. - Producer
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Although Shyamalan indicates in the storybook-style animated opening sequence that the story is derived from ancient myth, his perplexing creation stimulates a nagging sense that he's simply making it up as he goes along. (This is apparently the case, as the production notes say the idea "began as an impromptu bedtime story for his two young daughters.")...If Shyamalan's earlier works hinged on a clever twist or big surprise (think "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable," and, less successfully, "The Village"), "Lady" telegraphs its intentions from the outset...Tech credits similarly fail to impress, including the fleetingly glimpsed creature effects, which, given the marginal level of suspense, hardly seem to justify a PG-13 rating.
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Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review "Lady in the Water," written, directed and co-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, has the strengths and weaknesses of a one-man show. The movie is full of creative and imaginative turns, and Shyamalan finds audacious ways to tell his story. The most audacious thing Shyamalan does is that he mainly tells the story, literally, rather than shows it, starting with an animated sequence that lays out the terms of the tale in the first minutes. That a movie so riddled with relentless plot explanation can work as well as this one does comes as a revelation...With his work beginning to seem as insular as the communities he's imagining, Shyamalan really needs to try directing someone else's screenplay. But Shyamalan does inject some humor into "Lady in the Water, which is something new for him.
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Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Desson Thomson, Washington Post If the ultimate goal is entertainment, then Lady in the Water enthusiastically rises to the task.
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter ...genuine menace and suspense...
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe ...well made and affectingly acted...

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