There are weird movies and there is this one treading unfamiliar terrains.
A beautifully crafted romantic movie, with a love story that’s sure to touch hearts 💕 of lovers of the genre; only this isn’t a regular love story – it’s a very unusual one.
A mute woman connects with a thing/monster/beast/amphibian? All these titles seem to be taken, so we’ll just call it water-thing, 🙄.
The film boasts an impressive cast with Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer, so the acting is almost always topnotch, 👍, throughout its run.
Watching this movie wasn’t all rosy, at least for me. I must say I felt uncomfortable watching a human make out with a water-thing, because call it whatever sweet name that comes to your head, it doesn’t change the fact that this is a form of bestiality, 🤢. Scenes like when beauty and the beast do-the-deed in the bathroom seriously flooded with water or the time Elisa describes to her friend Zelda how she now spends her night terribly upset me. I admit I don’t have tolerance for such yet, and honestly, I hope I don’t.
On another rosy note, lead Sally Hawkins’ performance as mute woman Elisa is breathtaking, out of this world, extremely believable and impossible not to love, 😍. Doug Jones’ outing as the water-thing is also impressive and impossible to not love. Michael Shannon is a screen-god and should be cherished, 😍😍. I enjoyed every moment of screentime his beautifully crafted villain got.
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