By Suzanne A. Marshall from the February 2018 Edition
Starring:Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer
Director:Guillermo del Toro
“Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Balti more. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lie in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.”
I went to this movie with some apprehension. Having seen the promos, it gave me hope that it wasn’t some creepy horror movie, plus, I really like Guillermo del Toro as a director. The movie is up for various awards and has since won the best picture category at the Golden Globes. This is a restricted adult fairytale due to some sexual content. Other than that, it is a wonderful, touching production that brings together a few misfit characters and an unusual creature with a heart. It comes complete with good versus evil thematics that create an emotional bond with th audience. I truly bought into the story and its fateful conclusion complete with just a touch of mystery. Judging by the audience reactions, I wasn’t the only one. Most people will really enjoy this film if they are willing to take a step outside reality.
IMDB rated this movie currently at: 8/10 based on 30,000 viewers
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.