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Water for Elephants
Life is the most spectacular show on earth.
In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
I’ve always had a weird relationship with Water for Elephants. Having loved Waltz’s performance in Inglorious Bastards, I was excited to watch him return on the screen again; however at the same time, I felt a feeble amount of hesitation after learning that the lead was none other than Robert Pattinson; the very same who graced our televisions with Twilight, and truly left a mark in our hearts. And of course Reese Witherspoon, who was drunkenly shouting ‘Do you know who I am!?’ in my head.
When the film first entered Netflix streaming it took a number, and waited patiently; knowing that my interest will always wander onto better things… oh shit did you know Fargo is still available to…
It's handsomely made but when an elephant out-acts the cast you know it's no classic.
Quería escribir una reseña ácida y graciosa de una oración, pero no sirve ni para eso. Te odio Water For Elephants.
I'll watch any old guff for some Pattinson face time.
All 3 marks out of ten for Christoph Waltz.
A solid drama that just falls short of being something I can actually recommend. There's nothing wrong with the movie, besides maybe the inherent lack of chemistry between Witherspoon and Pattison. It's an atypical, typical story.
Oh gosh this film is such a schmaltzfest, revolving around some pretty people (Robert Pattinson doing the best he can to look Polish and Reese Witherspoon doing the best she can to stay relevant) working in a Depression-era travelling circus and trying not to get on the wrong side of the mentally unstable owner (Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa in a top hat). Surprise surprise, there’s an elephant involved, and there’s also some hard-to-watch animal abuse to make you wince and squirm. Lost in the shuffle is the plot itself, although maybe there isn’t one because the story is all about how compassionate animal lovers win the day over insanely jealous wife batterers. As if there needs to be a…
Astounding film with great story and fantastic setting. The magic feel and adventure of a circus was brought to life on screen in such a surreal manner. There was not a moment in which I wasn't transfixed to the screen whether it be due to the beautiful cinematography and depiction of the animals, or the way in which the story just motored along from halfway through. The film reminded me so much of Titanic by James Cameron in its pacing and evolution of plot.
It was great to see Robert Pattinson in a new role and I think that he really did his character justice - although he is not a scrapper by any means! Reese Witherspoon continues to be…
Pārsteidzoši OK bija, bet man laikam patiktu jebkura filma ar Krištofu Valcu
I really enjoyed this book and felt this was a strong adaptation. At first I was concerned about the casting, but actually was very impressed with their performances. I think this movie is touching, funny, entertaining, and romantic. I usually font care for happy endings, but appreciated it here. Visually pleasing, romantic, and heartwarming from start to end.
When most films marketed towards younger audiences are defined by manufactured special effects hinging on spectacle, it's a rather picturesque delight to see a sincerely involving teen-geared movie, comprised of real people and lifelike sets. The production designer has fashioned a convincing one-ring circus, and even the train itself has a persona. What becomes most intriguing about the story is another mammoth spectacle with a much more sympathetic persona, the 53-year-old elephant Rosie. Rosie goes through a kind of hell in order to become a heroic figure in the story, which makes it worthwhile in spite of its trite trappings.
The only reason this film has any redeeming elements is Christoph Waltz (and Robert Pattinson isn't the worst, but far from Cosmopolis).
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