Water For Elephants is adapted from the book by Sarah Gruen. Set in the Great Depression era, Jacob, a penniless and recently-orphaned veterinary student, parlays his expertise with animals into a job at the second-rate traveling circus. Starring Robert Pattinson as Jacob, Reese Witherspoon as Marlena, the circus star and Christoph Waltz as August the ringmaster.
|Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon|
Review: Since this is a book adaptation, I will review the movie in a perspective of a movie patron. Robert Pattinson showed potential in acting other characters besides his current ongoing role in Twilight though it's still hard to imagine him aside from his trademark role. What I am concerned about is the fans of Pattinson especially Team Edward may expect much from the movie for the wrong reasons and still associate the character Jacob from Edward Cullen. You can see a different Reese Witherspoon here, not the Elle Woods we are familiar with. She is not hard to look like a girl living in the 1930's because there is a quality about Reese she can represent that period of time. But Christoph Waltz is the one actor I really love to hate just like in Inglorious Basterds. Waltz really outdone himself.
|Christoph Waltz and Reese Witherspoon|