Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Water for Elephants. The Circus Spectacular in 100 Words!

I'm switching 'W' and 'V' in the A to Z Challenge. Yep, it's happening. :) I hope you'll forgive my second switch of the month, but I was fortunate enough to see Water for Elephants last Saturday. I didn't want to keep my review in limbo for too long. Feel free to eat up these delicious one hundred words with a golden spork!

Robert Pattinson plays Jacob, a Cornell almost-grad who loses everything when his parents die the day of his final veterinarian exams. He hops a circus train to escape his life. With a schizophrenic ringmaster (Waltz), a bewitching main act (Witherspoon), and a four ton elephant, Jacob keeps busy. Pattinson shows us he’s more than a sparkling tween idol, but Waltz steals the show with his terrifying Jekyll and Hyde routine. Witherspoon is lovely, the menagerie impresses 'rubes' and moviegoers alike, and Rosie the Elephant reminds that animals feel, understand, and love just like humans. A beautiful two hours!

And that's it!

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month, and this movie was a great reminder that our furry friends need a hand every so often. Open your heart when you're able. Trust me. You won't regret it!

AND another Water for Elephants fan, the lovely Zan Marie at In the Shade of the Cherry Tree, is five followers away from a major milestone. Can anyone help her out? It'll be fun. Would I, could I, lie to you?

I'll announce the Deathly Hallows Blu-Ray winner tomorrow! Thanks for everyone who threw out their fave characters. We all know the Cheetah likes her bad boys. *cough* Malfoy *cough*



M.J. Fifield said...

Christoph Waltz is quite the actor. I haven't seen the movie, just read the book, but I honestly thought they couldn't have cast that part any better.

Glad to know you enjoyed it.

Zan Marie said...

Thanks for the review. I just *knew* the movie would be great.

And thanks for the shoutout on my coming Celebration Blogfest. I'm nearly there. (crossing fingers)

Marquita Hockaday said...

I looooved the movie! Robert Pattinson was beautiful in it and of course Waltz was amazing. I haven't read the book yet, but I bought it right after seeing the movie :D

Lori M. Lee said...

Lovely review :D Can't wait to see this movie!

Talli Roland said...

I've never heard of this movie, but thank you for the review, Marie! :)

Alleged Author said...

I cannot wait to see this movie! Lurved the book!

Carrie said...

Both the book and the movie sound awesome. I need MORE TIME!!!