The Shape of Water

R (for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language)
Running time:
123 minutes

THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Release date:
December 1, 2017
Quick review:
Adult fable from Guillermo del Toro, set Cold War Baltimore in 1962, about a lonely woman (Sally Hawkins) working on the cleaning staff in a government lab who falls in love for the amphibious creature (Doug Jones) brought there for study. Richard Jenkins and Olivia Spenser have charming roles as the woman’s friends and co-conspirator in a plot to save the creature. Michael Shannon – surprise – is the heavy. Full of strange ideas and twists, unified by first-rate visual presentation that somehow maintains the movie’s tone of enchantment.