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.
Director M. Night Shyamalan, delighted after he discovered the unknown Cindy Cheung, was shocked to hear that her agent demanded $1 million for her role in this film. Night was prepared to pay the SAG minimum, $65,000. They settled at $100,000.
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: ...
(About 1:06) At the end of the scene where everyone is crowded in the bathroom talking to Story and they decided on a party, the camera then switches to outside the closed bathroom door while the group is still heard talking inside. Anna is shown asleep on the couch just outside the bathroom door, yet she was in the bathroom with the others.
Childlike illustrations appear over and under some of the end credits.
$18,044,396 (USA) (23 July 2006)