Occasionally I come across a film that is an unexpected and unlauded gem – and ‘Lady in the Water’ is one of them. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, I should have been prepared for something a little different. The synopsis sounded like an upmarket ‘Splash’ with a man finding a strange woman in a pool, but all similarities ended there. There was no romance, lots of mistakes and a strangely redemptive ending. A fairy tale brought into the modern world in a very convincing yet mundane way.