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Rated PG-13 · 120 minutes · 2011

Drama, Period drama, Romance
Adapted from the popular novel by Sara Gruen, this romantic drama set during the Depression features a credible and sympathetic performance from Robert Pattinson as an orphaned veterinary student who joins a traveling circus. Yet the film otherwise suffers from a lack of showmanship: Reese Witherspoon is too cool and brittle as the glamorous equestrian rider who captures the veterinarian's heart, and Christoph Waltz, playing her suave but brutal ringmaster husband, radiates little of the charisma he brought to Inglourious Basterds. Neither the lush imagery of cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto nor the ungainly screenplay by Richard LaGravenese manages to convey the harshness or desperation of the times. Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) directed.
Official Site: www.waterforelephants.com
Director: Francis Lawrence
Producer: Gil Netter, Erwin Stoff, Andrew Tennenbaum and Kevin Halloran
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Jim Norton, Hal Holbrook, Mark Povinelli, Richard Brake, Stephen Taylor, Ken Foree, Scott MacDonald, James Frain, Sam Anderson, John Aylward, Brad Greenquist, Tim Guinee, Donna Scott and E.E. Bell

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