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The Shape of Water (2017)

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At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

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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

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Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

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La forma del agua  »

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Budget:

$19,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,564, 1 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,009,047, 18 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,390,582, 18 January 2018
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Director Guillermo del Toro worked on this film for several years and developed it even before he began production on Pacific Rim (2013). Eventually, he chose to direct this film instead of Pacific Rim Uprising (2018). See more »

Goofs

When Strickland (Shannon) drives home from the dealer's with a new Cadillac, the car has a regulation Maryland license plate. A temporary cardboard plate would have been issued for the first couple of weeks of ownership. See more »

Quotes

Strickland: [to Zelda] Where is it?
Brewster Fuller: Listen - fella...
Strickland: SIT DOWN!
[Brewster drops back into the chair]
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Features The Story of Ruth (1960) See more »

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Fashion Parade
Written by Roger Suen
Performed by Roger Suen
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Was expecting so much more!
30 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Based on what had been said in some of the reviews and after having seen an interview with Octavia Spencer, I was anxious to see it. I will say there were so many opportunities for this to be a great movie, but when you have a villain with no redeeming qualities he's just mean. I enjoy a good sex scene as much as the next person, but I couldn't wait for our villain to finish with his wife fast enough. I wish I had waited to see it on tv with all the disturbing parts cut out.


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