Water for Elephants
Available on Blu-ray & DVD November 1st
Synopsis: Take a journey back in time with the romantic tale based on Sara Gruen’s New York Times #1 Best-Seller novel of the same name, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Starring Academy Award®-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line), Robert Pattinson (Twilight series) and Oscar®-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), the film presents an epic tale of forbidden love in a magical place filled with adventure, wonder and great danger. Showcasing the decadence of a bohemian circus and the majesty of its animals against the backdrop and beauty of a bygone era,WATER FOR ELEPHANTS makes the ideal holiday gift idea for your favorite film buff, fashionista or book-lover!
Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), abandons his veterinary studies at Cornell University. With no other family, no house, and no money, Jacob stows away on a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Hired as a veterinarian to care for the troupe’s animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe. However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena (Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus’s owner, Marlena’s violent and abusive husband August (Waltz). As the circus begins to crumble from within and against all odds, Jacob and Marlena come together and fall in love through their compassion for a special elephant. With their love on the line, Jacob and Marlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny.
My thoughts: Like most women I'm a sucker for a love story so, of course, I wanted to see Water for Elephants as soon as I saw the preview the very first time. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of the DVD to review and I am so glad I did! I'm a HUGE fan of Reese Witherspoon, I don't think there was a movie she starred in that I don't love but I have to admit that I've never seen a single Robert Pattinson movie (I know i'm probably the only person in the world who hasn't seen Twilight) so I wasn't really sure what to expect from him when I started the movie.
I can honestly say that Water for Elephants has easily become one of my favorite movies of all time! The story line is amazing.. I think the fact that it was set in a different era makes the story that much more wonderful and magical. The chemistry between Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson was some of the best I've seen in a long time. Hands down, this is a great movie!!
If you're looking for the perfect date night movie or even for a night you have to yourself to just curl up on the sofa and relax, Water for Elephants is that movie! Pre-order your copy today on Amazon.com.
Disclosure: I was provided with an advanced copy of Water for Elephants for review purposes. All opinions are my own.