Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the complex swimming pool he maintains, when he discovers that she’s actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home.
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Only once we cast aside our self-doubt and insecurities, embrace our naivety and stand truly naked and vulnerable, can we aid Story's ascension into the heavens. Shyamalan's third masterpiece and his most uplifting film. Its improvisational, messy-by-design structure evokes a bedtime story, and like a great one, it has stuck with me. I can't help but wonder if a jazzier score would've underlined that for the masses.
An incredibly unpopular film, and yet one that offered exactly what I was looking for when I first saw it back in August. For me, this was life-affirming stuff, and temporarily brought me out of a very bleak depression. The message of this film is overwhelmingly positive and made me realise that my own feelings of worthlessness and negativity could be channelled into something affirmative, rather than destructive.
This is one of my favorite movies of the 2000s. I guess it wasn't for everyone, but as evidenced by a few, it was most certainly for them. Refraining from hyperbolic and condescending bashing would be appreciated.
M. Night Shyamalan is an American auteur who deserves my utmost respect. Like Orson Welles and Jerry Lewis, he is despised by those who believe to know best. 'Lady in the Water' is no masterpiece but it's got a heart. Recommended.
Shyamalan's most overtly sentimental work to date is a heartfelt paean to the healing and aggregative power of storytelling, illustrating how it can inspire change both in personal and communal levels.
Saw this years ago in the cinema with my grandma i imagined it being scary. so i re watched now older. The story line is a little laughable and silly. But i do enjoy the setting of the pool and this hotel like flat block.An the general concept of giving men purpose other than too always fight one another. Love the grass monster thing