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 like this movie i didn't love it. it is definitely worth watching.
Acting is brilliant by Christopher Waltz but Robert Pattison and Reese Witherspoon could do a lot better.
But i shows the cruelty of circus animals in those times and which will make you cringe at some points but a good Romantic movie.
This movie was amazing! It has become one of my favorite movies of all time. I had no idea what it even was when i went to go see it. I thought it was just a love story, but it wasn't! I never expected all that was gonna happen with the girl's crazy husband. Love love loved this movie. :D
I didn't think Robert Pattinson was all that much to look at. I gotta be honest with you. I don't know what all the kids see in him, but okay.
Wait, they have voice over in this movie? When? I just figured somebody was doing a soliloquy like in Shakespeare. You stand there and rattle off a few lines and do your Shakespeare thing and then things start to happen again. They don't do that in movies? They do in my movies. Ha ha.
I thought the character development was great. You really got attached to the characters in this one. You understood the love story going on between these two. A little bit of a chick-flick. Reese Witherspoon was a lot of fun, but she seemed a little too refined for spending her whole life in the circus. I mean, you figure, she probably in her mid-20's now. She's gotta have some circus on her, but she's this very classy woman. Hey, you know what might have been fun? If instead of Reese Witherspoon's voice they replaced it with Joy Behar. That would have made her sexy!
I'll tell you, they talk about Robert Pattinson being such a big star. Whoever they got to play Rosie the elephant was unbelievable! Man I really was convinced that was an elephant. I swear to God. They had me. You know, that elephant worked for peanuts. Ha ha.
I mean that Robert Pattinson… he was kind of monotone through this movie. There wasn't a lot of emotion. He wasn't really up like this and freaking out and he wasn't really down like this, but the whole time he about right here.
Christoph Waltz was terrific as August. His emotion was fantastic. This guy could snap at any moment. You don't know what this guy is gonna do.
In part of the movie, I guess what's happening here is the elephant is doing some tricks and their cheering and the circus is going on and the elephant is doing its thing. Nice for you sighted people to look at, but really it adds nothing to the story. What the tricks are, I don't know. Probably did a couple of card tricks. Ha ha. So, for Water for Elephants, I'm gonna give it 3 out of 4 eyes open.
Hey, you know what time it is when an elephant sits on your fence? Time to buy a new fence, of course! Ha ha.
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This movie was highly horrific and a blemish on the face of Hollywood and the entire film industry. Although containing a decent plot and several very intelligent and well known actors this movie disgusted me and a lot of my fellow critic community. An elephant in the movie was seen repeatedly stabbed and tortured by the ring master and provided an image to the viewers of pure hatred and cruelty. As a critic I feel morally obligated to stress that although it may look like a romantic love story, it is an abomination and you should not under any circumstance endure the painful visual that I did.
This was the best movie I have seen in years!! I was laughing one minute, terrified the next and crying. It was exciting and surprising. The trailers did not give away the plot as I had expected. It had a surprise ending and the elephant was amazing. She stole each scene that she was in. The chemistry between Pattinson and Witherspoon was intense. Christopher Waltz was amazing as the cruel circus owner and husband of Witherspoon. Many scenes were frightening but much different than expected after seeing all the trailers . It was Pattinson's best role by far. He was incredible, he did not have the most lines but all of his emotions and thoughts were easily discernible and very believable. I cannot wait to see it again.