5 Responses to “Lady In The Water (2006)”

  1. Cello says:

    i agree, these types of filmmakers have a following and usually stick up for their body of work no matter how terrible it is. Everyone I know loves this movie and they say because its a bedtiem story for his kids its justifiable. I agree completely with your rating, great review!

  2. Heather says:

    It had some good typical M. Nightmare moments in it, but overall it was dragged out, his character he had playing pretty much himself (talk about delusions of grandeur) and some of the directions the story took ruined it. I am a fan of a lot of what he does, and maybe that’s why I hold high standards for them, but because he’s capable I feel like he SHOULD rise to the occasion.

    I admit to liking almost everything of Tim Burton’s though. That man is freaking genius.

  3. Branden says:

    I’m surprised you gave it two stars, Heather. I didn’t care for the flick. This is not the worse of M. Night’s career, but it’s not “Sixth Sense” or “Unbreakable”.

  4. Heather says:

    What at least won me over in one direction was the concept and the mood. I was really taken in by the whole idea, and the mood was incredibly tangible. It just dragged far too slowly and turned into a self promoting flick. I felt like there was potential that was squandered. I agree with you though, not even close to Unbreakable or The Sixth Sense.

  5. Because of my Paul Giamatti rule (a version of the William H. Macy/Steve Buscemi rule), I plan to watch this. One of the things I’m looking forward to is experiencing the mood you talked about, Heather — from the trailers, the film LOOKS really impressive. But maybe this is M. Night Shyamalan’s love letter to himself. Really “out there” directors have a tendency to make those now and again — look at “Funny People.”

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