In light of those post Christmas slack television moments where we’ve all overdosed on soap omnibuses or the inevitable slew of reality television programs that haunt our screens (fact I review one of them notwithstanding) its nice to curl up of an evening with a film for one of those popcorn nights of throwaway entertainment. Out this week on DVD release is Lady In The Water courtesy of director M Night Shyamalan who brought us films like The Village, Signs, Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense.

The film revolves around Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) who has been trying to live a quiet life amidst the Cove apartment complex. That is until he finds a mysterious young woman hiding in the recesses of the building. The woman goes by the name of Story and is apparently a “narf” (look, I just write this OK), a character from an “epic bedtime story” and she is been hunted by a race of vicious creature who are determined to stop her from returning to her world from ours. It is down to Cleveland to help Story yet with every passing moment the window of opportunity for them to succeed is getting smaller and the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance.


The DVD comes with the usual extras including a feature that looks at the origins of the story itself, details synopsises of the character and of course the obligatory gag reels, deleted scenes and auditions.

The Lady In The Water is available to rent or buy this week.