Drama / Fantasy
Runtime: 123 minutes
Canada / USA
Rated 14A: coarse language, sexual content
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Rated 94% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
Synopsis: 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.
Eggs, water, and-yes-sex all play crucial and overlapping roles in director Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, an adult fairy tale that is at once deeply familiar and utterly original. -The Atlantic
Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon. -Los Angeles Times