Lady In the Water parents guide

Lady In the Water

Overall B

Director M. Night Shyamalan, master of movies with a twist, gets his feet wet in a different genre. Based on an Asian fairytale, Lady In the Water features a maiden in distress (Bryce Dallas Howard), some scary mythical creatures, and an unlikely gallant hero (Paul Giamatti).

Release date July 20, 2006

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use C+

Why is Lady In the Water rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Lady In the Water PG-13

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Lady In the Water
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Lady In the Water rated PG-13? Lady In the Water is rated PG-13 by the MPAA

Cleveland Heep’s job as a caretaker introduces him to a variety of tenants including a group of laid-back loafers who disregard the building’s no smoking rule. He also meets a mother and daughter who tell him the mythical Far East tale of narfs after Story shows up in the pool. At a party thrown for a new tenant, a few people become intoxicated and one man is attacked by a dog-like creature. Although Story shows up without clothes, only leg and shoulder nudity are seen. While the script includes some frightening sequences, there is only is mild sexual innuendo and brief profanities.

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Lady In the Water
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG May frighten young children.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Children.Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes,Mature Theme, Not Recommended for young children, Disturbing content.
Quebec Not Rated Not recommended for young children.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of Lady In the Water movie is December 18, 2006. Here are some details…

Presented in either wide or full screen, the DVD release of Lady In The Water offers bonus extras so fans can wade deeply in the production’s details. These include the featurette Lady In The Water: A Bedtime Story, a six-part documentary titled Reflections of Lady In The Water, additional scenes, trailers, auditions and a gag reel. Audio tracks are available English, French and Spanish (all Dolby Digital Surround Sound EX 5.1), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s also worked with Bryce Dallas Howard in his movie The Village, about a small community that is haunted by forest creatures. During a violent summer storm, a mermaid washes ashore in the more benign film Aquamarine.