Water for Elephants

I finally went to see this movie. I did not went to see it as soon as it came out as most review I read was not favorable. I disagree with the reviews.

The movie stars Reese Witherspoon as the lead circus performer and Robert Pattison as the circus veterinarian and Christoph Waltz as the circus owner. It is about a traveling circus  and set during the depression. As most business during the depression, a lot of circus companies go bankrupt. Their circus picks up whatever is left of these bankrupt circuses like talents and workers. But their circus company has its own financial problems until it acquired an elephant named Rosie.

The character played by Reese Witherspoon is married to the circus owner. The owner has psychological issues and mistreat the circus animals specially Rosie the elephant as well as the circus employers. He throws out of the train employees just so he won’t pay them. He doesn’t care if these employees survive being thrown out. The employees finally rebelled against the owner. They released the circus animals during a performance creating chaos and causing the company to go belly up.

The movie is shot beautifully. There are scenes that are so beautiful like a postcard and both Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattison acted well. The story line is similar to the tragic opera Carmen. A middle-aged business owner marries a young beautiful woman in his employ. The young woman falls in love with a young guy and that’s when the problem starts. But unlike the opera, the husband gets killed instead of the young lovers.

If you are into romance movies, Water For Elephants is worth seeing.


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30 Responses to Water for Elephants

  1. nancymoores says:

    Whatever happened to Robert Pattinson, have not seen him in any movie for years.

  2. dannychana says:

    Saw the movie on Netflix and loved it, great plot and story and Reese Witherspoon is great. Production design is also great.

  3. victoriapayne94 says:

    The shots are so beautiful and glossy.

  4. joesellshouses1 says:

    Reese Witherspoon does not make blockbuster movies but the movies she makes are somewhat memorable except the one she made with Sofia Vergara which is forgettable.

  5. Mike S says:

    I remember going to see this movie last year. The movie is so beautifuly shot with a strong story line. I loved watching it.

  6. I visited Hawaii as a child. I would love to go back but until they bring their carry laws into alignment with the U.S. Constitution and grant reciprocity to other states, me and my $$$ stay away. I only go where I can legally defend myself and my family.

  7. Anak Anak says:

    Wonderfully shot. Most scenes are postcard perfect.

    I really like Resse.

    • Ahua says:

      I read Water for Elephants a couple of years ago. I rllaey liked it, because it was such a different topic and well written. I would never have thought I would be reading a book about circus life! I like to find books like this that take me out of my comfort zone.Right now I am reading Rick Ricodian’s newest book… The Lost Hero, it’s a new book that piggy backs on the Percy Jackson series. It’s a fun story and I have learned a lot about Greek Mythology– plus, I was a 5th grade teacher until August and I like to read this level. 🙂

  8. Movie Girl says:

    A very stylish movie. Cinematography is awesome.

  9. Noni says:

    The movie is dark and emotional, every shot is very stylish. Love it.

    • Sameer says:

      I loved Water For Elephants! Currently I’m reading “Loving Frank” a fonaiictl portrayal of the affair that a married Frank Lloyd Wright had with another married woman the scandal of which rocked turn of the century Chicago. So far it’s enthralling!

  10. Black Spot says:

    Nice to see Robert Patinson not as a vampire.

  11. Star Q says:

    The cinematography is amazing. Reese Witherspoon has wide acting range. I loved it.

    • Rahim says:

      I read Water for Elephants several years ago and llraey enjoyed, though I don’t remember it being racy. I found the ending to be sweet. I recently finished Ape House (also by Sara Gruen) and did not like it as much. I am wrapping up The Happiness Project and getting ready to start Sarah’s Project.

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  13. Strawberry says:

    The production value of this film is phenomenal; costume design should be nominated.

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    • Carla says:

      I really loved Water for Elephants. When my prdnaga was a teenager he actually ran away with the circus and I couldn’t help but think of him when I read it. I can’t wait to see the movie!

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