Lady in the Water Opens Wide: Friday, July 21 From "The Sixth Sense" to "Signs" to "The Village," M. Night Shyamalan's mid-to-late summer thrillers have never failed to bring in viewers. But "Lady in the Water" is a different sort of movie from the master of "Gotcha!" spookiness. Described as "a bedtime story," it's the tale of a sad-sack building manager (Paul Giamatti) who discovers a mysterious and beautiful creature (Bryce Dallas Howard) in his apartment complex's pool. Think "'Splash' meets 'Sideways.'" On one hand, Shyamalan has promised that "Lady" is a sweeter and more gentle movie and he swears it doesn't have a not-so-shocking twist ending. That may not necessarily be good. On the other hand, "Lady" has Bob Balaban in a supporting role, which is always a good sign. If nothing else, it'll give David Zucker something to parody in the next "Scary Movie" entry.
Text by Daniel Fienberg. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.
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