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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).
Why Is Lady In the Water Rated PG-13?
Lady In the Water is rated PG-13
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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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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.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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.