Very late response to this but man has there ever been a better example of a cinematic lynching than with this movie? It seems like a lot of people had already made up their minds about Lady in the Water before it was even released. The vitriol expressed against this movie leaves me shaking my head in wonder.
MNS played right in to the mob’s hands though. He could not have picked a better lob ball to be pounded away at.
This film is a delicate soap bubble of a story. If one is willing to go along for the ride the journey is quite worth the effort. I really enjoyed this and put it up with my favourite MNS film, Unbreakable.
Giamatti was excellent in this movie.
Big thumbs up.