Monday, September 05, 2011
Movie Reviews : Water for Elephants
I reviewed this recent Robert Pattinson starring romantic drama for the fine people at Flick Feast. It was actually far better than I was expecting and is enjoyable if not very remarkable:
Water for Elephants is a slick and proficient romantic drama that smacks of golden era Hollywood with its clear-cut love story and elaborate sets. The movie is based on Sara Gruen’s novel and is set in America in 1931 in the middle of the great depression. It’s a straight forward tale of a boy, Jacob, who loses his parents to a fatal car crash which leaves him homeless. Having run away before his final veterinary exam at University, Jacob winds up joining the Benzini Brothers circus. Once there, the bullish owner, August, takes a shine to him and he soon becomes the circus’ in-house Vet. However, things get more complicated when Jacob falls in love with August’s beautiful wife Marlena, the star of the show.
You can read the full review here:
Flick Feast : Water for Elephants