PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
The character of the film critic Harry Farber is named after the late critic, painter, and writer Manny Farber (who unfortunately passed away two years after this film's theatrical release), who was often described as "iconoclastic."
Once, man and those in the water were linked. They inspired us. They spoke of the future. Man listened and it became real. But man does not listen very well. Man's need to own everything led him deeper into land. The magic world of the ones that ...
Cleveland Heep: ...
(at around 28 mins) When Cleveland unblocks the drain in the hippie apartment he wears green rubber gloves. Next shot (same scene) he holds pliers and doesn't wear the gloves.
Childlike illustrations appear over and under some of the end credits.
$18,044,396 (USA) (23 July 2006)
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