I just found out the Lady in the Water is up for Worst Movie of the Year at the Razzies. It's so sad that no one liked this movie. I thought this movie was great.
I've always believed that even when his story isn't strong, M. Night Shyamalan has a way with a camera, and this film was no exception. Every camera placement was intentional, and even though they were a little pretentious at times, all the angles worked for me. Paul Giamatti never disappoints, and little Noah Gray-Cabey is excellent--just as he is on Heroes. I could've lived without having so much of Mr. Director in the movie, but hey, his movie, his choice.
So, if you didn't see this movie because of the horrible reviews, give it a chance. It's a light story that's slightly predictable but interesting just the same. If you didn't see this movie because the last M. Night movie you liked was The Sixth Sense, skip it by all means.