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Film Review: Lady in the Water

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"I wanted to believe. More than most I wanted to believe. I wanted there to be something more than this awfulness that surrounds us every day."

This poignant statement of yearning and soul-gnawing dissatisfaction comes just before the climactic series of events in Lady in the Water, and it sums up why audiences flock to the films of M. Night Shyamalan: the hunger to connect to something beyond what we can see. If only life really did imitate art.