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The Shape of Water (2017)

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An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Based on an idea by Daniel Kraus And Guillermo del Toro See more »


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Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Guillermo del Toro began working on the film in 2011. He self-financed a crew that designed both the creature and the lab. See more »

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Zelda: Don't do this Elisa... Don't do this!
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References Mardi Gras (1958) See more »

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The Theme from A Summer Place
Written by Max Steiner
Performed by Percy Faith and his Orchestra
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Artistic giant. Best movie of the decade...it's that good.🌟👍🏽
16 October 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Shape of Water" is an artistic giant. Best movie of the decade...it's that good. From its opening images to its last frame del Toro weaves a multi-dimensional feast for the eyes, ears, heart and mind. A magical love story that plays your heart-strings with the kind of creativity a fantastic dream might unfold without the constraints of plausible segues or limits from physical reality. Yet, del Toro weaves such multidimensional elements delightfully and seamlessly. Images and music present implausible suggestions that brighten heart-mind connections like a drug that just kicked in. After feeling joyfully uplifted in one piece of amazing synthesis next you find yourself writhing in horror from human cruelty, until the next surprising turn. "The Shape of Water" will be a timeless classic and winner of many awards. People will see this movie multiple times and feel delighted, horrified, and amazed each time.


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