From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly 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
The movies playing at the "Orpheum" theatre where Elisa and Giles live, are "The Story of Ruth" 1960 and "Mardi Gras" 1960. The story of Ruth features a plot, taken from the biblical story of Ruth, where the female protagonist is given up as a child, raised to be a priestess to pagan gods, until she meets an outsider, with different values and a belief in one true god. They fall in love, but are persecuted and he is imprisoned and she makes a failed attempt to free him - an interesting mirror to hold up to this story. See more »
When Strickland sets his cattle prod on the bathroom sink the prod is at an angle to the sinks for a few shots. Then when Elisa approaches the sink the cattle prod has moved, it is now parallel to the front of the countertop. See more »
If I spoke about it - if I did - what would I tell you? I wonder. Would I tell you about the time? It happened a long time ago, it seems. In the last days of a fair prince's reign. Or would I tell you about the place? A small city near the coast, but far from everything else. Or, I don't know... Would I tell you about her? The princess without voice. Or perhaps I would just warn you, about the truth of these facts. And the tale of love and loss. And the monster, who tried to ...
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The opening credits roll over footage of a flooded apartment. See more »
Perhaps it's me, or maybe I missed something, but I totally fail to see the point of this meaningless film, nor can I understand how it won any Oscar's. Sally Hawkins is good in the lead role, but nothing, but nothing else scores in this poor, almost childish, movie which ranks as possibly the most pointless I have seen this year. A big miss for me.
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