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Water for Elephants (movie)

9 Ratings: 3.0
A 2011 movie directed by Francis Lawrence.

A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

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Director: Francis Lawrence
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 22 April 2011 (USA)
5 reviews about Water for Elephants (movie)
review by . February 05, 2012
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**1/2 out of ****    In those few circus movies both new and old, one thing appears to remain constant; the presence of a train. In my experience, it's the great circus movies that leave out this aspect; while the good, the bad, and the mediocre sub-genre entries treat the inclusion of the railway as a sort of necessity. In the case of "Water for Elephants", the new film from director Richard LaGravenese, there is a train; and it acts not only as a method of transportation for …
review by . April 26, 2011
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Under most circumstances I love period pieces.  All of the research and work that goes into a production from start to finish that makes the film feel authentic.  Wardrobe, hair styles, make-up, props, vehicles/transportation, speech, etc.  All of the little things that can ultimately make or break a period piece if it is supposed to feel realistic.  Right off the bat we are told that "THIS FILM TAKES PLACE IN 1931", like we are being beat over the head with that fact, …
review by . June 06, 2011
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Water for Elephants Is An Excellent Date Night Movie
Water for Elephants is an award winning film in my book. This movie is rated PG-13 and is based in the 1930's. This is a romantic drama and will last about 2 hours. This is directed by Francis Lawerence and written by Richard LaGravenese and Sara Gruen. The main stars of this film is Robert Pattinson and Teese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz. You probably are wondering why Robert Pattinson looks familiar and that is because he has in movies such as: Twilight as Edward Cullen and in the Harry …
review by . April 23, 2011
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Star Rating:         Water for Elephants, based on the novel by Sara Gruen, is a gloriously old-fashioned movie – a lurid romantic melodrama that plays on the emotions like a finely-tuned violin. With its visual splendor, its touches of Depression-era grittiness, and its love-struck main characters, the film has a charmingly nostalgic feel about it. It even supplies us with one of the best narrative conventions there is, namely a life story told in flashback by …
review by . April 22, 2011
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'Water For Elephants' 'Two Jews On Film' Fly High Under The Big Top With This Romantic Drama (Video)
   'Water For Elephants' directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) and written by Richard LaGravenese (The Bridges Of Madison County) is based on the novel of the same name.  The book was written by Sara Gruen and was on the New York Times best seller list for over 12 weeks in 2006.      The film takes place during the Great Depression...1930's...a time when people needed desperately to escape their world of poverty...People needed a place where they …
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