By Creative Media Times
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama has garnered plenty of accolades lately so its only fitting that everyone gets a peek at what the fuss is about as Fox Searchlight Pictures releases the international trailer for “The Shape Of Water.”
Critics are loving the film: currently rated with a score of 85 by Metacrtic indicating “universal acclaim” while it received 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. “The Shape of Water doesn’t disappoint,” praises Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty. “It’s both weird and wonderful.”
So far, that buzz is translating well at the boxoffice: the film was last weekend’s best performer in limited release, grossing $166,800 from just two theaters in New York for a very potent $83,400 per-theater average.
Here’s the official synopsis of The Shape Of Water:
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly 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.
The Shape Of Water is currently in limited release in New York City and is scheduled for wide release on December 8.