Watch: Water for Elephants 2011 123movies, Full Movie Online – After his parents’ death, Jacob Jankowski is left penniless and homeless. Events lead him to joining the circus as their vet, working under their unstable boss August whose violent tendencies give everyone reason to be cautious around him, including his beautiful and quiet wife Marlena, whom August is very possessive of and who Jacob finds himself soon falling in love with..
Plot: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he’s transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
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One Spectacular Show
Readers, fear not. This is one adaption that lives up to the book.
Water for Elephants is pure beauty. Despite the fact that it takes place during the Depression, it makes you almost wish you lived during the ’30s.
One reason is the costumes. They are wonderfully done, as well as the makeup. Another is the eye candy. No, I’m not talking about Robert Pattinson(though he looks as gorgeous as ever). I’m talking about the breathtaking cinematography, courtesy of Rodrigo Prieto.
While the leads(Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz) all turn in GREAT performances, the real star here is Tai the elephant. She plays Rosie, the newest addition to The Benzini Bros. Most Spectacular Show on Earth, who is brought in in hopes of taking The Benzini Bros. circus to a new level(particularly to the level of Ringling Bros.).
As per usual, there are quite a few changes that may or may not irritate the readers. It all depends on the person. One that I felt was an improvement upon the book, however, was the combining of August and Uncle Al. I honestly didn’t miss Al one bit.
Water for Elephants is a beautiful, enchanting, mesmerizing must-see.
a spectacular film
When I read Water for Elephants the book, I knew the film would be difficult to make and I was ready to be disappointed. Surprisingly, they managed to capture most of it in picture. Some things were lost on the way, of course, the most unfortunate one being old Jacob’s struggles as an old man who refuses to retire from life before his time actually comes. Other details that made the book a masterpiece seemed more suitable for a book so they were not missed, mainly because the core story was there to its finest details.
The reenactment of America in Great Depression was good, and the circus was everything you would expect it to be. Such chaos and life and acts and performers and runes and animals all mashed up in a beautiful lively atmosphere. Scenes flowed one after the other smoothly and nothing seemed out of place. This is a hard thing to accomplish when it comes to adaptations. Most of them end up looking like a slide show of pictures or events taken from the book (see Hardwicke’s Twilight for a perfect example). This film was a success.
The acting was another noteworthy aspect. People will have to acknowledge Robert Pattinson as a first class actor after watching this; and Waltz will be the go-to person for the upcoming psycho roles. He just digs it, I think and he creates the most intimidating gentleman on screen. Witherspoon looked average to me as Marlena, but I may be biased so I won’t go into it much. All in all, it would be bizarre if at least one out of the three did not get an Oscar nod.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 2 hr (120 min) (USA), 2 hr (120 min) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Francis Lawrence
Writer Richard LaGravenese, Sara Gruen
Actors Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 13 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo and G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and G-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), EFilm (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,291 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219, Fuji Eterna Vivid 500T 8547)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema