July 29th, 2006

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Lady in the Water

I saw "Lady in the Water" yesterday.  It was strange and disturbing and annoying, but I can't say it was a bad movie.  There's a lot to think about in it.  As with every other Shyamalan movie, it's not really about what most people think it is.  In this case, the real theme is that people are more than they seem, or not who they seem, even to themselves.  All the clues about our lives could easily be red herrings.

A sureal element was the intense thunderstorms that passed through Hartford during the movie.  I wasn't sure at first if the sounds of thunder and rain were coming from outside or from the screen.