The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

DVD - 2018
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An otherworldly 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 is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

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ultragirl
Apr 18, 2018

I truly enjoyed this movie on so many levels! The cinematography was exceptional. The acting daring and innovated - a mute actress and "creature" as the main characters !!
The movie was unique in that there was a just story - with no graphic, frantic fight & chase scenes with specific effects. A rarity in today's movie offerings.
And it has a twist in the end!
A lovely escape from life as we know it.

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MovieLover_47
Apr 18, 2018

I watched this film and can't believe it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. I have rated it 2 1/2 stars. They should just have re-made The Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Sally Hawkins was as good as she was in Maude. Olivia Spencer plays her role perfectly, not too serious but not so lightly that she is comic relief. Michael Shannon as the villain is his usual quirky nuts bad guy.
It is watchable if you don't expect a great film. Several scenes in the film made me think "This is stupid! Why have they even included this!
It is somewhat distracting knowing the film was shot around Toronto and identifying the various locations. The production quality is excellent; too bad it is wasted on a silly story.

d2013 Apr 18, 2018

As for the movie itself, it was entertaining, the cinematography was good, as Best Picture of the Year... questionable.

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longtao
Apr 16, 2018

Great movie. I love it.

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altima08
Apr 11, 2018

Did not like this movie at all. "Darkest Hour" should have won Best Picture.

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mrjrc
Apr 11, 2018

Both my husband and I did not like this movie. We couldn't understand how this movie could have won the best movie oscar, especially against other great films like Darkest Hour???

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21221018293347
Apr 11, 2018

a great fairy tale for the 21st century.

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ms_mustard
Apr 10, 2018

despite my initial misgivings I greatly enjoyed this film
the special features are 'must watch'

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ba_library
Apr 08, 2018

This film won the Academy Award/Oscar for best picture in 2018? I’m in the underwhelmed contingent. Maybe watching the film on my computer detracted from the visual impact, but for me the issue was the storyline—in no way interesting or compelling. The characters were all isolated, lonely individuals living in a cold war setting (1962) and all suffered from cold war anxiety/paranoia—whether physical, mental or emotionally. None of them could live up to the Hollywood musical or the Cadillac-owning credibility. All of the elements were there for a good story; the speech impaired woman, the job challenged neighbor, the Soviet underground, the maniacal boss, and the mysterious creature but none of it connected in an interesting way for me. Half way through the movie, I’m wondering is this about over . . .? Underneath the imagery is a story of embracing diversity, individuality, the uniqueness all of all creatures/beings. Overall, probably worth watching for you to gauge your own impressions/reactions to the film.

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 07, 2018

Not at all what I had expected, but of course Guillermo del Toro pulls off another stunning cinematic masterpiece. Winning best director and best picture at the 2018 Oscars. The film was visually stunning. Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau won best production design for their work in the "Shape of Water". The music was Amelie like very light and whimsical. Alexandre Desplat won best original score. The acting from the whole cast was superb. It was an absolute delight to watch.

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 07, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: body horror involving fingers and bullet wounds

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 07, 2018

Sexual Content: a few depictions of intercourse and masturbation

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 07, 2018

Violence: cattle prodding and a harsh gunshot scene

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humbleworm
Feb 15, 2018

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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