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PG-13| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson), a veterinary student, is close to graduating when a terrible tragedy forces him to leave school. With nowhere else to go, he hops on a passing train and finds it belongs to a traveling circus. Jacob takes a job as an animal caretaker and meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), a beautiful circus performer. Their shared compassion for a special elephant named Rosie leads to love, but August (Christoph Waltz), Marlena's cruel husband, stands in their way.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon , Robert Pattinson , Christoph Waltz , Paul Schneider , Jim Norton , Hal Holbrook , Mark Povinelli , Richard Brake

Director: Francis Lawrence

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Water For Elephants (2011)

Release Date: April 22nd, 2011|2 hr. 1 min.

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Aiden Redmond on May 25th, 2011 12:30PM

After finally pinning down Francis Lawrence of 'Water for Elephants' to direct and Jimmy Miller of 'The Other Guys' to produce, Columbia Pictures is currently looking at 'Minority Report'...

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Watch the birdies. The birds of 'Rio' continued to feather their nest this weekend, holding on to the top spot at the box office for the second straight week with an estimated $26.8 million....

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Gear Up For The Film: The Best Quotes from the 'Water For Elephants' Novel

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Gabrielle Dunn on Apr 21st, 2011 11:15AM

Before it was a movie starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, 'Water For Elephants' was a best-selling novel by Sara Gruen. 'Water for Elephants' is the story of Jacob, a veterinary...

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