Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

DVD - 2011
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Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant. But their secret romance incurs the wrath of her dangerously volatile husband.

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BridgettM
Feb 01, 2017

The movie and the adult fiction book of the same title on which it was based are both very good. I read the book first and thought the adaptation was done well, though some things are always better as you imagine them. The film is rated PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content.

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TheSupervisor
Jan 15, 2016

Very emotional movie. Highly recommended. The "Special Features" were very informative, even watching the movie again with the Audio Commentary.

IMolina3 Sep 17, 2015

I really like this movie, it was kind of sweeto..

Quimeras Sep 17, 2015

“Water for Elephants” is not the romantic mush I thought it would be. The film has excellent cinematography and tells a fascinating story of life in the circus during the American Great Depression. I recommend it.

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0cho
Feb 16, 2015

Nothing special with this movie, was expecting more. The cruelty to the animals is awful and will bring you to tears. This is one movie you will quickly forget.

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EMP_0
Dec 06, 2014

The fact that man can be so cruel to an animal makes me extremely angry. These poor animals were caged, starved and treated in the most brutal way.
The wife wasn't in love with her husband (who was nothing but a terror), she was afraid of his outbursts.
Jake wasn't in any position to pick and choose because he was destitute; he should have reined in his impulses than to have relations with a married woman.
The owner got what he deserved in the end and though hate begets hate, how much can humans as well as animals take than to turn on you sooner or later.

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kolarte59
Jul 13, 2014

This is a movie a person will like or dislike. It was one of the worst movies I ever had the displeasure watching. The cruelty to both people & animals made it sad & dark. The fact they lived happily ever after didn't make it better. Only redeeming parts are at the start & end with Hal Holbrook.

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tenet
Feb 05, 2014

Rated 10/10.

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mexicanadiense
Jun 24, 2013

This film was darker than I had expected, and more than a little far-fetched at times, but an entertaining look into an old-timey travelling circus nonetheless. As for the acting, I reckon the best performance was the elephant's!

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bulldogfan247
May 22, 2013

i love this movie, it has brought tears to my eyes time and time again. amazing movie...

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imartin
Mar 08, 2012

Violence: use of other weapons, illegal acts of murder, gun use, animal abuse

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imartin
Mar 08, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: animal abuse, illegal/dangerous passenger train activities

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imartin
Mar 08, 2012

Sexual Content: suggestive in parts

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bdls206
Oct 23, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Oct 23, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Ira_Elias Jul 15, 2012

"August knew nothing about animals...why was he in charge of the circus...you need to love all your animals... to love your job"....

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bdls206
Oct 23, 2011

Jacob: I'm not running away, I'm coming home.

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bdls206
Oct 23, 2011

August: You do right by me, I'll show you a life most suckers can't even dream of.

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bdls206
Oct 23, 2011

Jacob: Who's the woman who works with the horses?
Camel: That ain't no woman, that's the boss' wife and she don't talk to nobody and you don't talk to her.

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bdls206
Oct 23, 2011

Jacob: I don't know if I picked that circus. But something told me that circus picked me.

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Ira_Elias Jul 15, 2012

After a young man lose both of his parents in a car accident...he decided to get finically help duirng the Great Depression, by joining the circus and trying to save a sad elephant and a desperate owner's wife....

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imartin
Mar 08, 2012

a very nice love story is embedded in this touching story

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bdls206
Oct 23, 2011

A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

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imartin
Mar 08, 2012

imartin thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Oct 23, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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