Lady In The Water Is The Best Movie Ever…

I know many of you are thinking, “does Adam really believe that?” Well the answer to that question is maybe not the best movie ever but if I don’t over hype it how else will I get people to see it.

Anyway, I was down in my theater room this morning (I built it after we sold “Diana”) watching the special features of Lady In The Water and it just reminded me how upset I get about the fact that the movie is not more popular.


Truth be told Lady In The Water is a great movie. Probably M. Night Shyamalan’s best work and yet the movie tanked at the box office compared to his previous box office smashes. People were too busy seeing the latest (lame) installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to see Lady in the Water and so instead of seeing an awesome original movie they saw a sequel that was pretty bad.

Warner Bros did a horrible job marketing the movie touting it as a scary wolf story which totally missed what the movie was.

So bottom line here, if you have ever taken my advice before on this blog then take this advice:

Go buy Lady In The Water on DVD or BluRay. It is a clean well written, well acted movie that everyone should see.

Adam White is a 20+ year entrepreneur having built and sold 18 internet businesses. He currently runs JustReachOut and SquidVision, a new type of landing page optimization software for SaaS companies, and does SaaS and SEO consulting at He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids and in between SaaS businesses he writes and directs feature films.

7 comments On Lady In The Water Is The Best Movie Ever…

  • Hey Adam,

    I enjoyed the movie as I have all of the others, except “The Happening”. TH was just plain disturbing for me, not just the obvious, but the fact that the unaffected just watched terrible things happen to the infected.

    I envy your home theater. I better get me a cash cow website so I could afford one someday.

    Thanks for everything!

  • Never saw the Happening but I have heard the same thing from others about it.

    I never go to the theaters anymore.

  • Seriously, Adam? I thought Lady in the Water just sucks. I cannot really remember why exactly it sucks (since I believed the movie came out quite some time ago…). But compared to other more popular M. Night movies, like Sixth Sense or the Signs or even Unbreakable, I don’t think it reached that level. Yeah, but that’s just my personal opinion… but that’s one awesome theater room you have there.

  • Andi, Your opinion would seem to agree with the box office numbers but I still think people should actually watch the movie and decide for themselves.

  • Couldn’t agree more. I saw LiTW very recently and was completely floored. Excellent movie! Hands down Shyamalan’s best work. This movie got thrashed by the critics because Shyamalan made fun of them so openly in the film. With time I’m sure it will get recognized as one of the best fantasies ever put on film.

  • It’s too bad that people don’t come to their own conclusions but instead decide to take a critic for his word. What people need to understand is a critic’s job is to be critical. If he is not bashing a movie he doesn’t feel like he is earning his money.

  • I like most of his movies. I can see why others don’t, his endings tend to get a bit hoaky but I like them nonetheless.

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