Movie info from RT:
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – 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. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Here are my thoughts:
- This is such an enchanting movie. Del Toro is indeed among the best storyteller of our time.
- Like Pan’s Pabyrinth, De Toro was able to conceal reality with his captivating fantasy characters.
- My favorite character was the Elisa’s artist neighbor/room mate. He was so multi-dimensional. I want to know more about him. I want to know his story.
- Sally Hawkins was amaziiiing.
- I just feel like the movie focused more on the bad guy than the love story of the creature and the Elisa. Ohhhh is it because the bad guy was the REAL monster? I get it now.
- The scoring was perfect.
I would still choose Dunkirk over this, but I will not be mad at all if this wins Best Picture.