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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.
It's handsomely made but when an elephant out-acts the cast you know it's no classic.
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
For centuries Circus has been an attractive subject for film makers. Some really great films have been made on Circus over the years. The complex and demanding circus atmosphere presents a compelling script of human struggle. Behind every laugh there may be lots of tears masked behind the make up. Add that to the 1931 depression hit atmosphere and we are up against a brilliant set up. Water For Elephants builds it's story based on this moving premise before throwing it up for the sake of a forced love story.
Water For Elephants starts on a mature note through the recollection of an old gentleman and slowly the flashback takes us to 1931 when a young Polish American Lad Jacob…
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…
Quería escribir una reseña ácida y graciosa de una oración, pero no sirve ni para eso. Te odio Water For Elephants.
Something old school about this. Feels like it was made in 1991, rather than 2011. It never really clicked for me. I can't out my finger on it, but there seemed to be plot holes and inconsistencies. It was all a bit implausible.
Filme segue um modelo humanista já bem implícito nesse cinema de virada de século; o que, invariavelmente, remete ao Cameron em vários sentidos. Claro que falta muita sutileza aqui, mas a relação de quadro e espaço do Lawrence é realmente boa. Pelo menos ele consegue utilizar todo seu talento publicitário em prol de uma encenação mesmo, de um drama muito lúcido e funcional.
I read the book before watching this movie so that had a ton to do with how much I did not like this movie. It was not terrible, and if you were just watching the movie by itself I think it was probably even good, but it was lacking in so many ways from the book. The visual sight of all things circus-related was definitely my favorite part. They cut out key parts and made the characters watered-down versions of themselves. I found myself growing angry throughout the movie as things were depicted differently or the characters did not act like they did in the book. It seemed to me that all the choices the movie made to be different were for the worst, as I usually do not mind changes from book to movie if they are done well or portrayed intelligently. (1.5)
Edward, err I mean, Jacob, smiled too much, even when he's not suppose to.
I hadn't seen this movie since I saw it in theaters. I forgot how amazing it is.
A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.
OK melodrama set in a circus environment has a good cast and gets an old-fashioned treatment, but isn't too exciting.
A star for Christoph Waltz. Otherwise, this movie was horrid.
On the day of his final exam at veterinary school, Jacob (Robert Pattinson) receives terrible news that alters his life. He jumps a train during the dark hours of night, only to discover later that he's on a travelling circus train. Jacob joins the crew, learns the ropes, but rejects some of the rules set down by the boss. And he starts falling for the boss' wife (Reese Witherspoon). Big mistake.
Along the way, Jacob makes a friend or two, and even earns the title of Elephant Handler. Set during the Great Depression, this is a fine romantic drama, well acted, often tender, sometimes cruel, but not without a few light, comical moments.
I expected schmaltz from Water for Elephants, but instead found a real gem. Looking forward to a re-watch in the not too distant future.
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