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Cast
Paul Giamatti
Bryce Dallas Howard
Jeffrey Wright
Bob Balaban
Mary Beth Hurt
Freddy Rodriguez
Sarita Choudhury
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M Night Shyamalan
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M Night Shyamalan
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Lady In The Water
M. Night Shyamalan's controversial fairy tale.


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Lady In The Water

Plot
Cleveland Heep (Giamatti) is the shy and secretive building super of apartment complex The Cove. When a mysterious sea nymph called Story (Howard) shows up in the apartment pool, Cleveland finds himself at the centre of a bedtime story come dangerously to life…


Verdict
If you have found Shyamalan guilty of indulgence or self-promotion in the past, then you’d best move along, because there’s nothing to see here. If, however, you place a premium on original vision and creative risk, then there is much pleasure to be had watching a born storyteller juggle more balls than even he can carry.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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