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I found Water For Elephants was a truly magical film. I had not read
the novel before going to see it, or even heard of it for that matter.
However what that enticed me to watch it was mainly down to its
setting. I see that it may be down to a matter of personal opinion and
taste, but the idea of a love story set within the 1930's depression
era at a circus, really drew me in! I do not normally enjoy films with
Robert Pattinson taking the lead, yet i found that he made it flow well
and he fitted the part perfectly. The romance between his character
Jacob and Witherspoons Marlena; worked well as they clearly fit
together. Witherspoon flourished with the part and the connection with
the animals she acquired evoked my enjoyment further. Good acting along
with the nostalgic setting, narrative and altogether enchanting vibes
within the romance helped me really get into the film and feel
emotional for the characters and connected with them.
For me though,the true star of the film was August (Christoph Waltz)I have seen Waltz often play the 'baddie' within the narrative and have always admired what an excellent job of it he does. Augusts aggressive persona mixed with his passion for his job and wild lifestyle was brought out so well by Waltz and made me actually feel empathetic at times for him. He played the part so convincingly, making me feel anxious and frightened with his intimidating character. I know that no other actor would have been able to portray the part of August like he did, letting me accredit it such a high rating.
I really did love the film, and would recommend it to anyone seeking a romance with the added twist of a charismatically fascinating setting beautifully assisted by the dreamy lighting, wild animals, and the vintage feel to the entire cast and narrative.