The Shape of Water parents guide

The Shape of Water Parent Guide

Love sees beyond the outward appearance.

Release date December 1, 2017

During the Cold War, a government-operated secret scientific lab holds a mysterious creature in an aquarium. The trapped "Amphibian Man" (Doug Jones) attracts the attention of the facility's cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins). Relating to each other's loneliness, the two develop romantic feelings.

Why is The Shape of Water rated R? The MPAA rated The Shape of Water R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.

Run Time: 119 minutes

The Shape of Water
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Shape of Water rated R? The Shape of Water is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.

Violence:
- Several scenes of violence depicting injury and physical assault.
- Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a torture context, with blood and detail.
- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Bullying.
- Scenes that may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, with breast and buttock nudity, along with detail.
- Infrequent female frontal and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.
- Implied sexual activity.

Profanity:
Approximately 26 instances of coarse and/or sexual language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context,
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of cursing, profanity and vulgar expressions.
- Ethnocultural slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Frequent portrayals of tobacco use in recreational and historical contexts.

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News About "The Shape of Water"

From the Studio:
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.
Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Cast and Crew

The Shape of Water is directed by Guillermo del Toro and stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon.

Home Video

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Sally Hawkins starred in another monster movie, 2014’s Godzilla. A maintenance man falls for another aquatic creature in Lady in the Water.