The Shape of Water
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
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"I am probably one of the last few cinephiles to watch this bizarre film. The theme is certainly mesmerizing. A lonely mute woman finds a kindred spirit with a lonely aquatic man captured by the government. She falls in love with him, and wants to free him from captivity. The acting was good, but I was mostly enamored with the color palette 🎨 of the film: yellows, blues, greens, and browns like the ocean. The plot is full of 1960s themes: spies, racism, government secrets, etc. Michael Shannon plays the role of a government official in charge of the aquatic man. His role is brutal and unforgiving. Warning: ⚠️ Brief female nudity, sexual scenes, and scenes of self-pleasuring. "
"Monster lovers unite!! This is one of my personal favorite romance movies. I can’t tell you the love I have for this movie, they way it looks, the story, the characters..THE “monster” I love del toros use of Whimsy in his movies, it’s whimsy but this time make it for adults. You can tell the love he has for imagination and the things from his childhood and how they are effective they are and how we could use more. ❤️❤️#fantasy #romance "
"Okay, here is a movie! If you have not seen this movie yet, “WATCH THIS.” I suggest you do not watch any trailers or read any descriptions/comments about it beforehand. Just watch from start to finish and immerse yourself in it. It IS “VeRy DiFfErEnT,” that’s for sure. It’s a variety of different genres. It grabbed me from the start, wanting me to see the outcome. No dull moments here. [Only a warning for younger viewers in that it is rated R and may be inappropriate for some.]"
"Guys and girls, I’m sorry. The actors were brilliant, but the story just wasn’t for me. I just couldn’t buy in… "
Jonathan David Whitfield
"I didn’t think I would like this movie but I did! It’s different and I think with watching. Just keep an open mind. Wonderful acting too. "
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