Lady in the Water

    5 August 2006, late morning

I watched Lady in the Water yesterday night with Patrick. We walked all the way from Bathurst and Bloor to Yonge and Bloor, down Yonge to Queen, and across Queen towards Paramount Cinema. It was quite the trek. We wanted to see Pirates of the Caribean but it was playing a little too late. Matt had mentioned a few days earlier that he had enjoyed Lady in the Water, and I like M. Night Shyamalan, so I thought it’d be a good film to see instead. I liked the film, Patrick not so much. Apparently the movie is based on a story Shyamalan would tell his kids. The movie feels very much like a fairy-tale or children’s story. Unlike his previous works, there isn’t a contrived twist and the end to shock the audience. That was a nice change as well—not that there weren’t all sorts of twists throughout the film. The dialog is a bit grating, and the story is very fantastic, but I suppose that’s the whole point. Anyway, I think it’s a nice film. I enjoy most of his films, so keep that in mind.

The official Lady in the Water web site.



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