Saturday, May 7, 2011
Water for Elephants Movie Review
Rarely does a movie live of to my expectations if I've read the book. Especially, if I loved the book. The movie version of Water for Elephants really did a great job fulfilling my vision of the book. They did a wonderful job capturing the times and the gritty reality of the traveling circus as they went from town to town struggling to survive during the depression years.
Brilliant casting was Christoph Waltz as August. Perfect. Other great casting was Rosie the elephant. You truly do fall in love with her. She really did convey her personality.
Did I really believe the relationship between Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) and Jacob (Robert Pattison)... no, not really, but that didn't hurt the story telling. It was a very well done movie.
It was also great to see Hal Holbrook again. Another great casting choice.