History Film / LadyInTheWater

7th May '16 7:38:06 PM NightShade96
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* CreatorCameo: Shyamalan does this in all his films. This is the first time he's a major character. But just what his character will do--[[spoiler:namely, inspire a great world leader with his writing]]--ticked a lot of people off [[Main/SmallNameBigEgo for obvious reasons]].

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* CreatorCameo: Shyamalan does this in all his films. This is the first time he's a major character. But just what his character will do--[[spoiler:namely, inspire a great world leader with his writing]]--ticked a lot of people off [[Main/SmallNameBigEgo [[SmallNameBigEgo for obvious reasons]].
4th May '16 9:53:48 AM AsForMyHandle
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[[caption-width-right:260:Time is running out for a happy ending.]]

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[[caption-width-right:260:Time [[caption-width-right:270:Time is running out for a happy ending.]]
30th Mar '16 10:36:01 AM BlindJustice-2515
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* PowerDyesYourHeal: A magic healing turns Story's ginger hair blonde.

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* PowerDyesYourHeal: PowerDyesYourHair: A magic healing turns Story's ginger hair blonde.
23rd Feb '16 7:22:08 AM cheedo
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* ColorMotif: Similar to ''Film/TheVillage'', Story's red hair turning blonde symbolizes safety.



** Story herself is an InnocentFanserviceGirl.



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Narfs are sea nymphs that exist to "awaken" people... and get carried away by [[GiantFlyer giant eagles]].

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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Narfs are sea nymphs that exist to "awaken" people... people and get carried away by [[GiantFlyer giant eagles]].



* PowerDyesYourHeal: A magic healing turns Story's ginger hair blonde.



* SavingTheWorldWithArt: The protagonist must save a writer [[MartyStu whose work will cause world peace and harmony]]. Said writer is played by, of course, Creator/MNightShyamalan.

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* SavingTheWorldWithArt: The protagonist must save a writer [[MartyStu whose work will cause world peace and harmony]]. Said writer is played by, of course, Creator/MNightShyamalan.harmony.



* SelfMadeOrphan: The Tartutic are described as being SO evil that they killed their parents as soon as they were born. ([[FridgeLogic One wonders]] [[{{Headscratchers}} how the species survives]], if they're that uncooperative.)

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* SelfMadeOrphan: The Tartutic are described as being SO so evil that they killed their parents as soon as they were born. ([[FridgeLogic One wonders]] [[{{Headscratchers}} how the species survives]], if they're that uncooperative.))
** There's only three of them, not a whole species.
28th Jan '16 8:25:57 AM UrthWyrm
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* MsFanservice: Young-Soon Choi. She's introduced with a shot that focuses on her midriff rather than her face and is frequently seen in skimpy outfits.
5th Jan '16 5:07:20 AM Maxiboy136
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* TakeThatCritics: The critic, whose demise is a thinly-veiled TakeThat against people who don't like Shyamalan's movies. This ''badly'' backfired on Shyamalan, for obvious reasons. Creator/MarkKermode pointed out in his review of the film that it was the critics who were championing his films in the first place.

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* TakeThatCritics: The critic, whose demise is a thinly-veiled TakeThat against people who don't like Shyamalan's movies. This ''badly'' backfired on Shyamalan, for obvious reasons. Creator/MarkKermode pointed out in his review of the film that it was the critics who were championing his films in the first place.
5th Jan '16 5:06:38 AM Maxiboy136
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* TakeThatCritics: The critic, whose demise is a thinly-veiled TakeThat against people who don't like Shyamalan's movies. This ''badly'' backfired on Shyamalan, for obvious reasons.

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* TakeThatCritics: The critic, whose demise is a thinly-veiled TakeThat against people who don't like Shyamalan's movies. This ''badly'' backfired on Shyamalan, for obvious reasons. Creator/MarkKermode pointed out in his review of the film that it was the critics who were championing his films in the first place.
14th Nov '15 11:19:33 PM nombretomado
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** RogerEbert noted in his review that the critic is proven to be ''right'', and that Heep misinterpreted everything.

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** RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert noted in his review that the critic is proven to be ''right'', and that Heep misinterpreted everything.
27th Oct '15 9:50:07 PM Lullabee
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Creator/MNightShyamalan writes and directs this self-proclaimed, grown-up "bedtime story" about an apartment building superintendent named Cleveland (Paul Giamatti) who discovers a magical sea-nymph named Story (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's been transported to this world and is living in the building's own swimming pool.

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Creator/MNightShyamalan writes writes, directs, and directs acts in this self-proclaimed, grown-up "bedtime story" about an apartment building superintendent named Cleveland (Paul Giamatti) who discovers a magical sea-nymph named Story (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's been transported to this world and is living in the building's own swimming pool.
9th Jun '15 12:25:11 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Once the characters catch onto the fact that they're in a fairy tale, they assume they know he roles they should play. They're wrong.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Once the characters catch onto the fact that they're in a fairy tale, they assume they know he the roles they should play. They're wrong.
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