Lady in the Water

Synopsis: Cleveland Heep, a stuttering apartment superintendent, encounters a girl named Story swimming in the complex's pool. He soon learns that she comes from the Blue World, and has a message for mankind. Will he be able to help her complete her mission?
Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  10 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Once, man and those in the water

were linked.

They inspired us.

They spoke of the future.

Man listened and it became real.

But man does not listen very well.

Man 's need to own everything

led him deeper into land.

The magic world of the ones

that live in the ocean...

...and the world of men...


Through the centuries, their world,

and all the inhabitants of it...

...stopped trying.

The world of man became more violent.

War upon war played out,

as there were no guides to listen to.

Now those in the water

are trying again...

...trying to reach us.

A handful of their precious young ones

have been sent into the world of man.

They are brought in the dead of night... where man lives.

They need only be glimpsed...

...and the awakening of man

will happen.

But their enemies roam the land.

There are laws that are meant

to keep the young ones safe...

...but they are sent

at great risk to their lives.

Many... not return.

Yet still they try...

...try to help man.

But man may have

forgotten how to listen.

My daughter says to be careful,

Mr. Heep.

Well, it's some kind

of a b... B... B... Bug.

It's very big.

It's very hairy.

My other daughter says it's

some kind of creature the devil made.

Tell her it's not a creature.

There's no such thing as creatures,

all right?


You might wanna turn away.

Sorry this is taking so long.

It's over. It's over.

It's... It's safe.

My daughter says

thank you for protecting them.

Mr. Farber?

I'm Cleveland Heep.

Welcome to the Cove.

Mr. Heep!

You are new tenant?

Yeah, this is Mr. Farber. He's in 13B.

Now, Mr. Farber, this is Young-Soon

Choi. She lives with her mother in 8A.

She's a student at the university.

Young-Soon, you don't know...

...who's been swimming in the pool

the last few nights, do you?

No, Mr. Heep.

By the way, here. Thanks. I liked it.

You're welcome.

Mr. Heep loves learning.

He doesn't want people to know.

Mr. Heep, pool man looking for you.

I tell him you come soon.

Could you wait here just a moment,


Gonna ask something. Answer straight.

You guys having parties in here?

Bubble parties, bubble bath,

everyone skinny-dipping?


- Those bubbles make the water very slick.

- No.

I'll trust you on that. But something

is making this water like this.

There has been someone

swimming at nighttime.

I hear sp... Sp... Sp...

Splashing some nights.

I left here yesterday afternoon,

this filter was empty.

You kind of look like maybe

you could work out a little bit, right?

I could give you a vein like that.

I could make it look just like this. Right?

Most people say,

"What's wrong with you, Reggie?

Why you only working out

on one side of your body?"

I tell them it's like an experiment.

I'm like a scientist.

This morning I measured my bicep.

Four-and-a-half-inch difference

from one side to the other.

Look at that.

Take a guess at the difference

between my thighs.

- Hello, Reggie.

- Hey.

- Hey. Sorry.

- Hey.

Me and the new guy,

we're talking science.

Okay, that's great. Here we go, Mr. F...

Here we go. Come on.

Don't hang out in the stairwell,

Reggie, please.

- Okay.

- All right.

Just... People might trip.

All right.

Reggie's harmless.

He just wants to be special.

He's working out

only one side of his body.

Did he...? Did he tell you that?

- Be inside within minutes.

Hello, Mr. Leeds.

Those soldiers are only now beginning to

wonder how long they'll end up staying.

If this does come to combat, we will not

be in the battle for the sake of the battle.

He's been here f... F... Forever.

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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan (; born August 6, 1970) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, India and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. His most well-received films include the supernatural horror The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction horror Signs (2002), and the historical horror thriller film The Village (2004). For The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Afterwards, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006), the horror thriller film The Happening (2008), the film adaptation of The Last Airbender (2010), and the science-fiction film After Earth (2013). Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyamalan's career was revived with the successful release of the found footage horror film The Visit (2015) and the psychological horror film Split (2016). His next film is the superhero horror-thriller film Glass (2019), which is the third and final chapter of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. In addition to his directorial work, Shyamalan was a producer for the horror film Devil (2010). He was also instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series Wayward Pines (2015–2016), which he executive produced and directed. Shyamalan is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Most of his commercially successful films were co-produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone and Hollywood film imprints. In 2008, Shyamalan was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India. more…

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