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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Water for Elephants

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A young man (Robert Pattinson) becomes a veterinarian for the circus during the Great Depression, and falls in love with the tyrannical circus owner's (Christoph Waltz) wife (Reese Witherspoon).

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Jim Norton, Hal Holbrook, Mark Povinelli, Stephen Monroe Taylor, and Tai, in the role of Rosie the elephant.

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! Though riddled with coincidences too good to be true, the setting is fairly original, the characters are complex and well developed, and the story of good love conquering evil love never gets old.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: There's a laughing hyena who actually laughs, and that made me laugh. Even more so when I tried to figure out what you would do with a hyena in a circus.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: You should be warned that for a love story, there's a lot of violence and gore, and some of it is against animals, so all you beast worshipers will probably never feel anything less than rage for Christoph Waltz again. Just try to remember that he's just an actor playing a part. And if you can't get yourself to relate to that, then console yourself with the fact that what he did to the Jews in Inglorious Basterds was much worse.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Will somebody please give that elephant an Academy Award?

Q: How is the Acting?

A: When I was at the Twilight premiere, some Hollywood big-wig tried to convince me that Robert Pattinson would never be able to break out of his Edward role. He was wrong.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Director, Francis Lawrence has once again proven that Rob Pattinson is an amazing kisser. Separately, I really enjoyed the shots of the smoke coming from the train, as it speeds off into the blue screen-- er, night sky.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: I haven't read the book this is based on, but I am still impressed at how well Richard LaGravenese transformed it into a properly structured movie. I wish, however, that there weren't so many pivotal plot points that revolved around convenient happenstances, which snap you out of the feeling that this might just be a true story-- which it isn't.

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: Am I the only one who really wants to call this movie "Like Water for Elephants" behind its back?

Q: Where can I see the trailer?

A: Water for Elephants

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Atlanta Roofing said...

Here’s some questions… if are isn’t lying in this quote (big if), then why did are stand in front of Tai holding a twi magazine for a photo that was published on the internet if it was all about wfe… why were there summit execs at the wfe premier in nyc if this was all about wfe?
oh, maybe this is to prove that r and k didn’t sell out for twi/wfe pr… that’s it… nice try… or… or..
not buying anything r says or does…any more.. just trying to enjoy the pathetic show..

Monique said...

Would love to know what quote you are referring to. I think you forgot to paste it in your comment.

sunshine said...

Sorry M.E. but I totally disagree with you on this one. the chemistry between reese and r was about as electric as in that movie with Travolta and Lily Tomlin, meaning absolutely zero. reese wears the worst blonde wig in the history of hair and makeup and the movie entirely missed the point of the book -- i.e. the mystical powers of the elephant to transform all those around her. but the worst of all: I was bored and though several people left during the elephant torture scene--I didn't even think it was emotional enough to drum up sympathy for the beast. mostly i felt bad for the actors.

Monique said...

I forgot about the wig! Yes, it was awful! I was noticing it the whole time.

I haven't read the book, so I can't comment on the differences.

But you'll probably like this: I saw the movie with my mom, and when we left she said, "That young man, he's gay, right?" My mom has been very close to a lot of gay men, and if her gaydar is working, that might explain your issue with the chemistry...

I still think he's hot and their kisses were steamy.