Divorced dad Mark Harmon takes his two kids, adolescent Joshua Jackson and prepubescent Sarah Wayne, on vacation in Glenorky, a picturesque town in the Pacific Northwest. Its claim to fame: A homegrown Loch Ness monster dubbed "Orky." Sarah believes, Josh scoffs and dad ignores the kids
in favor of the book he's supposed to be writing, until strange stuff starts happening. A well-meaning bid for the family entertainment dollar, MAGIC IN THE WATER has too much going on at once: A kindly monster tale, a family drama about divorce and abandonment, a morality lesson about despoiling
the environment, a conspiracy thriller, a gentle story about two lonely children and a ...