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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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This film is pretty alright in most respects if it doesn't stand out much. Thing is I really don't like Robert Pattinson and as hard as I try to ignore that nagging feeling it still manages to taint the whole movie.
¨I don`t know if I picked that circus. But something told me that circus picked me.¨
Francis Lawrence (I am Legend, Constantine) directed this film which was adapted from Sara Gruen`s novel of the same name by screenwriter Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You, The Bridges of Madison County). Water for Elephants is a period drama that takes us back to the era of the Great Depression and introduces us to the dark side of the circus entertainment industry. Not everything is pure fun and entertainment because once the show is over we get to see the suffering and difficulties that go along with running a circus. Some things are just illusions as we soon find out from the mean…
I'll watch any old guff for some Pattinson face time.
I was waiting to see this American romantic drama based on Sara Gruen's novel of the same name for the long time. Directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese it stars Reese Witherspoon as Marlena Rosenbluth, Robert Pattinson as Jacob Jankowski and Christoph Waltz as August Rosenbluth. Perfect casting I may say.
I liked the way movie developed, especially starting it with an elderly Jacob Jankowski (Hal Holbrook) waiting for his son to visit him at his retirement home. When his son never shows up, he decides to look for him at the local circus, and whilst there he is found by two circus workers, who insist on returning him home. Jacob tells them that he was…
Beautiful film. One for lovers of the Notebook.
I was satisfied with my experience with this film, though my wife says the book was better.
It's a bit surprising to see the director responsible for the current crop of Hunger Games films, and the lead actor from the Twilight movies turning up in this difficult to adapt drama. But all in all, they both do a fine job.
Jacob, studying veterinary sciences in 1931 during prohibition and the Great Depression, suffers the misfortune of not only both his parents dying in a car crash, but the repossession of their house. Hitching a ride on the nearest train, which happens to be a travelling circus, he ends up being a part of their world as they travel from town to town.
Not having seen Robert Pattinson before, he takes the role well, being flung into providing…
Kinda underrated in my opinion.
Water for Elephants was an enjoyable movie, but not more than that. The movie is too much focusing on the relation and that relation is worked out like it's a story of two 14 year-olds. The circus is too much on the background and that is a bad thing. Because the story of the circus would do the movie more good.
Water For Elephants (2011)
Fantastic actors, strong performances, good story, and a surprisingly enjoyable drama.
It is, admittedly, very melodramatic, but man it's pretty. And incredibly well acted, especially by the animals.
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