Water for Elephants

Sunday 17th August 2014

Director: Francis Lawrence
Year: 2011
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz

It's been a while (about 2 months, in fact) since I updated this blog. It's not due to a lack of movie-watching, just a lack of time. So I'll attempt to catch up over the next few days...

The first movie on the list is Water for Elephants, something I had wanted to see for some time, but hadn't received the best reviews. This meant I decided to reserve judgement, which was probably a good thing, as I ended up enjoying what I saw.

Jacob (Pattinson) is a veterinary student who ends up running away and joining the circus after his parents die. Whilst the circus owner, August (Waltz) takes a liking to him, sort-of, Jacob takes something of a liking to August's wife (Marlena, played by Witherspoon). Needless to say, things don't work out too well.

It is a beautiful looking movie, and well acted too. It kept me engaged whilst I was watching it. Perhaps not a masterpiece, but certainly perfectly enjoyable for a Sunday evening.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.