Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz
The movie is an adaptation of Sara Gruen's bestselling novel and is set during America’s Great Depression. Veterinary student, Jacob (Robert Pattinson) suffers a breakdown when his parents are tragically killed in a car accident in 1931. He literally runs away and joins a circus, where he becomes the vet. Jacob falls for the glamorous Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), wife of the circus owner, August (Christoph Waltz) and a clandestine love affair ensues. All at a time when Jacob helps the circus to box office success with his work on their new star, the elephant, Rosie. This is an excellent adaptation of the novel with strong characterizations and well written screenplay. Good performances from the three main characters make this matinee romance, well balanced and a real joy to watch. Rodrigo Preto's camerawork is par excellent.