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.
Kevin Costner was considered for the role of Heep. However, Paul Giamatti accepted the part before they contacted Costner (Giamatti was the first option anyway).
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 57 mins) Story says that she is forbidden to talk about her blue world to humans and therefore communicates with sign language when talking about her world yet she tells Cleveland everything he needs to know about how to spot a scrunt in grass through a walkie-talkie.
Childlike illustrations appear over and under some of the end credits.
$18,044,396 23 July 2006