'Water for Elephants' Synopsis

Based on the acclaimed bestseller, Water for Elephants presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds -- including the wrath of Marlena's charismatic but dangerous husband, August -- Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.

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  1. Mm61675

    as good a movie as the notebook!! bring the tissues too! such a great movie!!!

    3 years agoby @mm61675Flag

  2. Corey W.

    @moviegeek Yep. Expect a review today :D

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  3. moviegeek

    @corey You already saw Thor?

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  4. Worth5Bucks

    @corey as in a rollover minutes type thing? thats sweet. Id just probably lay off movies completely in jan and feb. And I'm excited to see a thor review!

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  5. Corey W.

    @mattbierwagen: Five free a month. But, you'd be surprised by how fast I go through them. But, say that I finish mid-April with my five and I wanna take out my freebies in May I can. I already used one my May freebies for Water for Elephants a second time around. Used one today for Thor, and I still have Hangover 2, Pirates, and Priest to see this month. Works out good, I guess. :)

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  6. Worth5Bucks

    @corey haha very true! so you said you get 6 free movies a month? and you never even miss a movie you even slightly desire seeing

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  7. Corey W.

    @mattbierwagen: Everyone wants to be as lucky as @corey. No shame in that. :D

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  8. Worth5Bucks

    @bawnian-dexeus i know! and the worst part is they dont even tell you if your application was useful. That stupid personality test gets me every time! i swear being tactile and intelligent can be the worst thing when looking for a job :/

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mattbierwagen I've been trying to get a job there for a while too. No one seems to call :/

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  10. Worth5Bucks

    @diaigma ya ill definitely be seeing more than that. My thing is, that i dont want to know how people feel about the movie before going in, the only way to do that really it to see it in theaters so ill probably be seeing at least 2-300 on movies this year, unless i get a job at a movie theater like ive been trying to. The thing is, Id like to see as many movies in theaters as @corey i just dont have the money for that right now.

    By the way, whatd you think about my review? i listened to your advice and tried to condense on the overall length by using better vocab.

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  11. Diaigma

    @bawnian-dexeus - same here. 60% or more or bust :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @diaigma I used to spend at least triple that. Now I spend on worthy flicks

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. Diaigma

    @mattbierwagen - the indications are great. Thor is already a winner, still waiting on word for Priest, Pirates is up in the air, I doubt Panda 2 will be bad. Super 8, Cap't A, GL, HP 2 . . . I'm spending $100 on tickets for myself this year easy :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  14. Worth5Bucks

    @diaigma true. Even if this summer fails completely theres always super 8 :P

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  15. Diaigma

    @mattbierwagen - I know it, but Thor already looks like (and is rated) a winner, and apparently Fast Five is, too. Hopefully this summer will redeem last summer. WB sure knows how to end the summer, and Marvel starts it :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mattbierwagen Like I said, I plan to watch it before Thor. Then I'll give my thoughts on it

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. Worth5Bucks

    @bawnian-dexeus oh you saw it already?

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  18. Worth5Bucks

    @diaigma im a little worried about this summer though. the last summer that looked this good turned out to be a real disappointment

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mattbierwagen well, I'll just have to see if it remains as average as I have rated or be surprised and give it between 4-5

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. Diaigma

    @kguy - you've seen the summer lineup. How am I going to squeeze anything pre-Thor into it before it leaves the screens? I'll see it eventually, but not in theaters :)

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  21. Worth5Bucks

    @bawnian-dexeus@diaigma@kguy my only fear is that we've overworked it for you all. I keep on telling @moviegeek that he needs to review it so people would only expect an average movie out of it.

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  22. K.Guy

    @diaigma Well of course not this weekend, everybody's got the same plan. I mean sometime soon

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  23. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @kguy Before, I'll be watching Water for Elephants if I get the chance, and then Friday I'll be in the first screening for Thor

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  24. Diaigma

    @kguy - Thor, and Harvey's doesn't count :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  25. K.Guy

    @bawnian-dexeus@diaigma alright, five 5.0 reviews in a row, watcha gonna see? lol

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I need to watch this thing already to see if i changes my rating towards it. Must see it before Thor for sure

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. Diaigma

    @harveycritic - ah. That explains a lot. I was about to say. 5 stars is like pulling teeth from you :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  28. Corey W.

    @harveycritic You can still change your rating on the film, man. But damn do I wish you wouldn't. :P

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  29. Dan

    @harveycritic I thought so. That's what I was telling the others, @corey, @diaigma.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  30. harveycritic

    I made a mistake in giving 5 stars to "Water for Elephants." Because of the new MovieWeb format I neglected to check the stars. The picture deserves a 3.5 all around. Thanks for reading.

    4 years agoby @harveycriticFlag

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