Water for Elephants – Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson & Christoph Waltz
Posted by the editors on Saturday, 28 January 2012
Water for Elephants (2011) – Directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend (2007)), starring Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line (2005), Robert Pattinson (Twilight Saga film series)and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds (2009), Carnage (2011)). A romantic drama set in a traveling circus during The Depression, in the 1930s in the U.S., Water for Elephants, despite all the animals, is a rather formulaic film characterised by very poor dialogue, poor development and poor acting. Of course, the problems with the dialogue and plot development could be due to the screenplay or the book on which it was based (screenplay by Richard LaGravenese based on the eponymous novel by Sara Gruen). The poor acting, however, can only be attributed to the actors themselves and to the director, of course; Pattinson is rather hopeless, and Reese Witherspoon, at best, miscast. Christolph Waltz, who was quite good in Inglourious Basterds, directed by Quentin Tarantino, is not bad, given the limitations written into his role. Nevertheless, as entertainment for relatively naive 13 to 15 year-olds, perhaps everything is just fine. (PR) (Note: in the U.S. it was considered that some material in the film may be inappropriate for children under 13 (PR13 rating))
See our post on the film Inglourious Basterds, with Christoph Waltz, and starring Brad Pitt, directed by Quentin Tarantino.
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