#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The super Cleveland Heep finds a woman swimming in the swimming pool of the condominium during the night; he slips, hits his head on the floor and faints in the water, and she rescues him. He discloses that she is a “Narf” called Story, a character of bedtime stories, that is chased by a “Scrunt” and she needs to return to her Blue World with an eagle. Cleveland convinces the tenants to help and protect Story.
Plot: Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep 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.
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_**Moving magical tale at an apartment complex in Philadelphia**_
A superintendent at an apartment building in a suburb of Philadelphia (Paul Giamatti) discovers an innocent redhead in the pool (Bryce Dallas Howard) who needs the assistance of several tenants to escape the creatures that threaten her and her mission.
“Lady in the Water” (2006) is a drama/fantasy based on a bedtime story that writer/director M. Night Shyamalan told his kids. Like most Shyamalan pictures there’s a moving reverent ambiance amidst the amusing and sometimes horrific dramatics. It’s very original, coming across as a Shyamalan flick mixed with elements of fantasy movies, like “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). Think about it, “The Wizard of Oz” meshed a family drama with a dreamlike fantasy involving wonder, humor and slight horror along with a profound message, and so does this film (which isn’t to say it’s as effective as “Wizard”).
The set of the apartment complex and the cinematography thereof combined with James Newton Howard’s score are all superb. Plus there are some amusing moments, like with the dour film critic (Bob Balaban). Similar to “Signs” (2002), there’s a good theme about coming to grips with tragedy and moving on with a newfound sense of purpose. Moreover, Bryce is very appealing as the naïve fantasy creature and the movie leaves you with a warm feeling.
On the negative side, the somewhat convoluted fable will be less than compelling for certain viewers and some critics understandably complained that it was a mistake for Shyamalan to cast himself as the writer whose words are the seeds to changing the world, although it didn’t bother me; I think he’s perfect for the role. Still, M. Night casting himself as the savior of the freakin’ planet is a tad pretentious.
The film runs 1 hour, 49 minutes, and was shot in Levittown, Pennsylvania, a suburb northeast of Philadelphia.
An unexpected fairy’s tale.
I think the thing about this movie is that people may go in expecting it to be a weird horror/supernatural thriller. While it does have supernatural elements, its much more of, well, I guess a fairy tale. It’s got some great scares but overall it will be enjoyed more if you know ahead of time your not going to be sitting on the edge of your seat.
The theme of “finding your purpose” definitely is poignant in this day and age, I love all the self reflexive humor as far as story structure goes too.
SFX were decent, not awe inspiring but good for what was required. The film is really about the characters though and their arcs. I’d say the film is much more for the introspective crowd than the hardcore comic kids who want plenty of screams.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Writer M. Night Shyamalan
Actors Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright
Country United States
Awards 10 wins & 11 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 2,900 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 Expression 500T 5229, Fuji Eterna 400T 8583)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema