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Water for Elephants
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson




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A handsome veterinary student falls for a married circus performer in this romantic drama adapted from author Sara Gruen's best-selling novel, and directed by Francis Lawrence (I AM LEGEND). When Jacob (Robert Pattinson) meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), it's love at first sight -- their shared affections for an extraordinary elephant stirring profound feelings of compassion within both of them. Theirs is a love that could span lifetimes, though the wrath of Marlena's dangerously domineering husband, August (Christoph Waltz), threatens to spell tragedy for all involved.

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Overview

A handsome veterinary student falls for a married circus performer in this romantic drama adapted from author Sara Gruen's best-selling novel, and directed by Francis Lawrence (I AM LEGEND). When Jacob (Robert Pattinson) meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), it's love at first sight -- their shared affections for an extraordinary elephant stirring profound feelings of compassion within both of them. Theirs is a love that could span lifetimes, though the wrath of Marlena's dangerously domineering husband, August (Christoph Waltz), threatens to spell tragedy for all involved.

Main Cast & Crew

Francis Lawrence - Director
Robert Pattinson
Reese Witherspoon
Christoph Waltz
Hal Holbrook
Paul Schneider
Ken Foree
James Frain
Tim Guinee
Richard Brake
Stephen Monroe Taylor

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 121
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543740681
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (moments of intense violence and sexual content)
  • Release Date: November 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Romance
Animals
Love

 

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Reviews:
"There is quite a bit to enjoy in a film that certainly qualifies as broad-based popular entertainment....The romance of the carnival is strong in this film..." - 04/22/2011 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "[Witherspoon] brings a nicely nuanced ambivalence to her role." - 06/01/2011 Total Film


"Pattinson and Witherspoon smolder under the golden gaze of Rodrigo Prieto's camera." - 05/12/2011 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 4 -- "The production designer, Jack Fisk, has created a believable one-ring circus here, and even the train itself has a personality." - 04/21/2011 Chicago Sun-Times


"[C]inematographer Rodrigo Prieto brings much of the elegance he displayed in BIUTIFUL and BABEL to this film, building on the colourful, carnivalesque look of his earlier FRIDA." - 06/01/2011 Sight and Sound

 

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