Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a "vacation" to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work, the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not... more » be just a gimmick to attract tourists after all. In fact, Orky may enable them to get closer to their workaholic dad, and keep local polluters from dumpin toxic waste into Orky's home.« less
"Some movies just capture something so special and so unique. Such was MAGIC IN THE WATER. It's the perfect mix of adventure, funm comedy and drama. It has one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen---the one where the little Japanese boy falls in the hole. Hilarious. The directing is first rate and the acting is flawless. This is truly an overlooked gem that I want all my friends to know about. Brilliant."
Finally! Magic in the DVD!
rhmoviemogal | Florida | 01/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After years of searching for this movie, I finally accidently stumbled upon this at the store and was thrilled. A workaholic dad takes his kids on vacation, the kids make a new friend in the lake, nearby plant pollutes lake, destroying new friends home, kids save the day, Yadda Yadda Yadda! Still, the story is cute. The kids, led by then unknown Joshua Jackson are cute, and the main critter is cute too. Good family movie also stars Mark Harmon. If you have youngins then buy this one! They will watch it over and over and over... "
I love this movie
julie | 08/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just watched this movie, becasue of a friend's recomedation. I thought that it was great that someone made a movie about this type of thing...it is a great plot- a girl who believes in magic. simple and plain, but wonderful. There needs to be more of these kinds of movies."
Loch Ness Monster collection!
julie | 06/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's just right! for my Loch Ness Monster collection! If you enjoyed E.T., Harry and the Henderson and Casper then this one you're looking for! I called this another "Free Willy" family feature film."
Routine Child and Mysterious Sea Creature Movie
Artist & Author | Near Mt. Baker, WA | 05/26/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It seems that underwater mysterious sea or lake creatures that are friendly to the one little girl or boy who believe it them have been in vogue for a few years. This is just another one of the same basic story, with nothing particularly innovative or new. Therefore, this is just another average such movie. However, I am grading it down a full grade because of the utterly unnecessary use of swear words, not by the adults, but by the kids as well. It isn't often, but there is no excuse for such language in what purports to be a family movie. Also, in one instance Ashley suggests that one of the young boys has been "playing with himself." Why is that in a supposed family movie? Finally, the psychiatric group seemed a bit too corny for me or for my grandson who watched it with me.
Mee-Shee isn't completely free of bad language, but I think it is a better move all around than this one.."