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Our Water for Elephants DVD Review   Leave a comment

Thanks to Fox Entertainment we were lucky to get a screening copy of the Water for Elephants DVD. Here is our DVD review: 

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel penned by Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants is set during the Great Depression of the 1930s. The movie plunges you into an era where travelling circuses and big tops were all the rage.  Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson,) a veterinary student at Cornell, learns rapidly how life can change with the blink of an eye when his parents die in an accident. Alone with nowhere to go and no money Jacob jumps on a train, which turns out to be owned by the Benzini Brothers, a travelling circus. First seen as an intruder by the owner of the circus, August (cleverly played by Christoph Waltz,) his veterinary skills quickly come in handy and help him find his own place in the circus. When Jacob meets August’s wife Marlena (played by Reese Witherspoon,) he falls under her charm and soon has to deal with the furious temper of a crazed husband. 

Ladies and gentleman prepare to be wooed; this is Robert Pattinson like you’ve never seen him before. From laughter to extreme frustration, Pattinson displays a wide array of emotions, showing his worth as an actor. Witherspoon and Waltz also show their amazing Oscar winning capabilities in this movie. As a secondary character, Hal Holbrook plays the part of an older Jacob Jankowski marvellously well. In the fashion of great Hollywood love stories, the transition between “old Jacob” and “young Jacob” is cleverly played. 

Water for Elephants is beautifully shot. Francis Lawrence manages to bring an entire era to life on the silver screen. You’ll go through a roller-coaster of emotions,  from laughter to tears. For fans of the book, you will definitely not be disappointed, the screenplay written by Richard LaGravenese, stays true to the book. 

Definitely a must see! Water for Elephants is simply the most spectacular show on earth… 

The Water for Elephants DVD is a must have for any Rob fan. 

The special features on the DVD include:

  • A Robert Pattinson Spotlight
  • Feature Performer Reese Witherspoon
  • The Traveling Show – Page to Screen
  • Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Writer Richard LaGravenese

If you haven’t pre-ordered  your Water for Elephants DVD already you can order it  here and the Blu-Ray here