#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After his parents’ death, Jacob Jankowski is left penniless and homeless. Events lead him to joining the circus as their vet, working under their unstable boss August whose violent tendencies give everyone reason to be cautious around him, including his beautiful and quiet wife Marlena, whom August is very possessive of and who Jacob finds himself soon falling in love with.
Plot: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he’s transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
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a spectacular film
When I read Water for Elephants the book, I knew the film would be difficult to make and I was ready to be disappointed. Surprisingly, they managed to capture most of it in picture. Some things were lost on the way, of course, the most unfortunate one being old Jacob’s struggles as an old man who refuses to retire from life before his time actually comes. Other details that made the book a masterpiece seemed more suitable for a book so they were not missed, mainly because the core story was there to its finest details.
The reenactment of America in Great Depression was good, and the circus was everything you would expect it to be. Such chaos and life and acts and performers and runes and animals all mashed up in a beautiful lively atmosphere. Scenes flowed one after the other smoothly and nothing seemed out of place. This is a hard thing to accomplish when it comes to adaptations. Most of them end up looking like a slide show of pictures or events taken from the book (see Hardwicke’s Twilight for a perfect example). This film was a success.
The acting was another noteworthy aspect. People will have to acknowledge Robert Pattinson as a first class actor after watching this; and Waltz will be the go-to person for the upcoming psycho roles. He just digs it, I think and he creates the most intimidating gentleman on screen. Witherspoon looked average to me as Marlena, but I may be biased so I won’t go into it much. All in all, it would be bizarre if at least one out of the three did not get an Oscar nod.
Melodrama: Waltz Rages Through The Magic
Critically acclaimed novel “Water for Elephants” written by Sara Gruen was a New York Times #1 Best Seller in 2007 and now has taken a turn towards cinema with the help of Director Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend”). The film’s biggest draw comes from Robert Pattinson (“Twilight”) after his tween vampire film following success, however, the real star of the show is Academy Award Winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Bastards”). Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) stars as the film’s leading lady hitting her stride late in the film. Hal Holbrook (“All The President’s Men”) opens up the film with the portrayal of present day Jacob Janowski found in a parking lot outside of the circus who begins telling the story of his early years connecting to one of the biggest circus disasters in history. Pattinson plays the younger Jacob, a veterinary student at Cornell whose his life is turned upside down. He drops out of school deciding to go jump a train. He realizes that he has joined the ranks of the Benzini Brothers Circus changing his life forever. He is thrown into the harsh reality of the Big Top meeting a man named August (Waltz) who reluctantly gives him a job working with the animals. Jacob becomes infatuated with August’s wife Marlena (Witherspoon) who is a part of the lead act in the show that develops into a friendship between man, woman and a majestic elephant. However, life is a battle and the story is extremely dramatic leaving everyone’s life at risk with August’s alcoholic greedy rage on their doorstep.
Cristoph Waltz does what he does best with his most recent interpretation of a complicated ill-willed bad guy that audiences grow to hate, however, the depth of his performances make him memorable. He is able to give life to the cold soul of August making the viewer root for his demise along with his change of heart. Pattinson shows that he is more than just a tween king vampire, however, his full potential is not unleashed. The real star of the show is the majestic elephant herself (Rosie) and the character’s journey to protect her hitting the right notes in the second half.
The magic and magnificence of the film is lost within the overly dramatic, lengthy exposition. The melodramatic backdrop of the film is omnipresent leaving little room for comic relief and the growth of the beautiful creatures to coexist. The most disappointing part of the film is Witherspoon’s odd character development making her very plain until halfway through the film. At the same time it seems like an eternity once the elephant finally enters the film showing an inkling of hope, while the love triangle becomes childish, cliché and eventually annoying.
Overall, the film has an average script that is aided by the performances of its actors. It is hard to overlook the melodrama as Waltz controls the show, which is actually more about life and relationships than the circus.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 2 hr (120 min) (USA), 2 hr (120 min) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Francis Lawrence
Writer Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Sara Gruen (novel)
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider
Awards 3 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company 3 Arts Entertainment, Flashpoint, Gil Netter
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo and G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and G-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,291 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219, Fuji Eterna Vivid 500T 8547)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema