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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Robert Pattinson
Reese Witherspoon
Christoph Waltz
James Frain
Paul Schneider
Hal Holbrook
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Richard LaGravenese
Running Time
120 minutes

Water For Elephants
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Water For Elephants

Plot
During the Great Depression homeless veterinary student Jacob (Pattinson) joins a struggling circus and falls in love with its star attraction, animal trainer Marlena (Witherspoon). When Marlena’s husband, tyrannical circus owner August (Waltz), acquires an unhappy elephant, Jacob and Marlena bond over her care, inflaming the unstable August’s vicious streak...


Verdict
Familiar but enjoyable. Not being funny, the elephant (Rosie, played by nine-foot enchantress Tai) is the real star as the most moving and only joyful presence in sight.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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