Lady In The Water, The

Apartment manager Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) saves a mysterious young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) he finds in the building's swimming pool. He soon discovers that "the lady" is a narf, which is a character from a bedtime story trying to get back to her own world. Aided by the building's other tenants, Cleveland tries to help his new friend find her way home, and falls in love with her in the process.

  • Starring: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard and M. Night Shyamalan
  • Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
  • Producer(s): Sam Mercer
  • Screenwriter(s): M. Night Shyamalan
  • Distributor: Warner Brothers, Inc.
  • Animal Coordinator: Animal Action, Inc.
  • Release Date: Friday, July 21, 2006
  • Rating: Believed Acceptable (Rating prior to 8/25/06)

Featured Animal Action

A woman and a girl sit on a bench and pet a cat lying on the pavement nearby. A butterfly sits on the woman's shoulder briefly and then flies away. Both the cat and the butterfly were put in place by trainers who stood offscreen to retrieve them when filming was over.

Both the eagle seen in one brief scene and the creature called "the scrunt" are computer generated.