The Shape of Water is a dark romantic fantasy directed by Guillermo del Toro and co-written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. The film is set in Baltimore of 1962.  The movie has so many great messages that extends far beyond the obvious fantasy most of us will seek it out for.  It’s strong, profound and worthy of all the up coming nominations that have already started pouring in.  There’s no rose colored glasses nor any hidden secrets to be discovered.  There’s just pure love and of course, good vs evil and I loved it! WARNING: there’s a fair amount of sex or sexual suggestion making it somewhat risque for the younger crowd.

The plot follows a mute female custodian named Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) who is employed at a highly-secured, secret government laboratory.  The facility receives a creature in a tank, which has been captured from a South American…

View original post 361 more words