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The Shape of Water (2017)

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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.

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An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-securityo government labyrinth and oratory where she works, lonely Elisaô with (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forevuer when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discoverr a secret classified experiment.hri 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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It took over nine months to arrive at the look of the creature, and del Toro calls it the most difficult movie he and his team have ever designed. See more »

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Hoffstetler: I don't want an intricate, beautiful thing destroyed!
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References The Story of Ruth (1960) See more »

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Who are YOU trying to kid, paul-64175?
2 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Aside from the central premise of a romance between a human woman and an amphibious humanoid, "The Shape of Water" and "Mrs. Caliban" have nothing in common. Dorothy is a bereaved mother estranged from her husband who meets Larry after he's escaped; Elisa is a mute orphan who finds the Asset while cleaning the lab where he's being held and decides to help him get free. A cursory watching of the trailer for "The Shape of Water" should make it clear it's telling a different story than Ingalls' book.


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