Lady in the Water is a heep of joy

Apartment super Cleveland Heep makes an unusual discovery in the complex swimming pool and we embark on an enjoyable fantasy adventure.

Lady in the Water

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban

Apartment super Cleveland Heep – another wonderful performance from Giamatti – makes an unusual discovery in the complex swimming pool and we embark on an enjoyable fantasy adventure.

For Story (Howard) is no ordinary girl floating in the water, she is a character from a book, a character from the Blue World with a message for mankind.

And what Heep has to do is keep her safe and help her complete her mission.

With Shyamalan – who bases his film on his own bedtime story written for his children – you know you’re going to get something out of the ordinary (by the way, the talented man also turns up as one of the characters).

We get a thoughtful and charmingly witty story with the message that we deserve – even those of us from books – to be somebody.

It’s a sweet film in a non-cloying way, the way Shyalan makes his films.

Star Rating: 4/5

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