For those who went to watch "The Lady in the Water" expecting a tale of paranormal twists a la The Sixth Sense, you will be disappointed. M. Night Shyamalan's latest production is a modern day tale, a fairy tale, if you must.
I went in with an open mind, after having read the rather dismal reviews it received, & was rewarded with a story of faith, the restoration of hope & belief in the goodness of humanity. I have always enjoyed Paul Giamatti's performances, & he doesn't fail to deliver as the unlikely leading man with a tortured past of loss & suffering.
Mr Shyamalan slyly includes in his story, a character - a movie critic, no less- who, in a suspensely moment, narrates the developing storyline as if he were outside the story, before coming to a nasty end. I could appreciate his dig at the movie critics of the world!
I liked it.