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.
I had been wanting to watch this film and as much as I thought it would disappoint I was pleasantly surprised. It was a sad film with a cliched happy ending, and as an animal lover I shed a few tears.
The acting was very good, especially by Rosie the elephant, but also for all the humans involved. Even though it was sort of a cliche love story I still felt it had a interesting enough story to hold my attention and engage me till the end.
I really enjoyed this film and, although I might not watch it again, I feel it was a good way to pass the time.
Better than I thought it would be. It's also nice to see the director work with real animals, for a change.
Hated the ending!!!
Bien para un día de esos en que hace frío, la echan en telecinco y te da pereza elegir que juego poner en la Play.
Ayudaría bastante que Robert Pattinson supiese gestualizar y que Reese Witherspoon no tuviera cara de botox. De Christoph Waltz no se puede decir nada malo, pero bueno, actúa en el único registro que tiene, solo jodía que se le diera mal.
Good animal story with entertaining narrative. Robert Pattison has Twilight weighing him down. If only he could have decided not to star in that horrid series...
Robert Pattinson finds love in the circus with horse rider Reese Witherspoon. It's a spectacle, with some interesting casting choices, including Christoph Waltz and Jim Norton (remember him as Bishop Brennan in Father Ted?).
The circus is a beacon of colour when viewed from the front, in the midst of the great Depression, while behind-the-scenes there is violence, jealousy, and a dark heart.
All style and no substance though gives this film an average score.
The book is always better
I love circuses with their colors and animals and wow. So of course I really like this movie--I now own it and am rewatching it very happily. I love Robert in this, he's a great actor and was given poor material to work with with the Twilight series. Here he's really great. So don't hold back on the movie for what he's associated with.
A powerful tale of circus folk . Anyone who knows me , knows I'm a sucker for all circus related films; this is up there with the best. At it's heart it is romance with a heavy layer of dark tension and a sprinkle of nostalgia. The story follows a young vet who takes refugee with a circus troupe. The film a fest for the eyes , performances are great for all including minor characters.