Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st from Twentieth Century Fox



Witness The Epic Tale of Forbidden Love Starring
Academy Award® Winner Reese Witherspoon and
Robert Pattinson On Blu-ray and DVD November 1

Summary: Take a journey back in time with the romantic tale based on Sara Gruen’s New York Times #1 Best-Seller novel of the same name, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Starring Academy Award®-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line), Robert Pattinson (Twilight series) and Oscar®-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), the film presents an epic tale of forbidden love in a magical place filled with adventure, wonder and great danger. Showcasing the decadence of a bohemian circus and the majesty of its animals against the backdrop and beauty of a bygone era, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS makes the ideal holiday gift idea for your favorite film buff, fashionista or book-lover!

Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), abandons his veterinary studies at Cornell University. With no other family, no house, and no money, Jacob stows away on a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.  Hired as a veterinarian to care for the troupe’s animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe. However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena (Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus’s owner, Marlena’s violent and abusive husband August (Waltz). As the circus begins to crumble from within and against all odds, Jacob and Marlena come together and fall in love through their compassion for a special elephant. With their love on the line, Jacob and Marlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny.

Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Francis Lawrence (Constantine), WATER FOR ELEPHANTS features fantastic supporting performances from Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl), Jim Norton (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Mark Povinelli (The Polar Express), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), and Academy Award®-nominee Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild).

My Opinion:

Who doesn’t love the circus? Well I sure love the circus, especially the history of the circus. While visiting Florida a few years ago I insisted on a road trip to Sarasota, the home of the Barnum and Bailey circus museum, it was a wonderful place full of old circus wonder.  
So is Water for Elephants, I loved seeing the old time circus shots. The circus was such an event back then, seeing how the tents were put up was just amazing. This film is wonderfully shot, and full of great colorful scenes.  .  The movie has a  great cast, Reese Witherspoon (Marlena) and  Robert Pattinson (Jacob), Robert really fit the role well, and he is nice to look at so that does not hurt.  
 The romantic story was great, it really kept my interest and was a great love story.

I read the book as well, and sometimes I am disappointed seeing a movie after reading the book; but not with Water for Elephants. Water for Elephants transitioned well from book to the screen. There were no major scenes missing, and it pretty much for the most part  followed the book so that is great.

 Some scenes invoicing the Ring leader, August were hard to watch. His cruelty to the animals was hard to watch. I am sure this happens in circuses, which makes this that much harder to watch.  This would be a great date night movie, or a night alone. If you are a romance lover this is the movie for you.

Will Marlena and Jacob get together, what will happen to August? I am not telling…. I am sure you would love to know  but, you will have to pick up the Blu-ray or the DVD  available on 11/1/11  to find out. 

On Blu-ray and DVD November 1

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1 comment:

Tabitha said...

i loved this movie, cant wait to buy it

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