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Release Date: April 22nd, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2011

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

Production Co: Flashpoint, Gil Netter, 3 Arts Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1930s, Rivalry, Escape, Melodramatic, Wife, Emotional, Forbidden love, Husband

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