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.
Life is the most spectacular show on earth.
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The blueish-grayish tights Reese Witherspoon wears are clearly made of a fabric containing nylon. Natural fibers (cotton, wool, silk...) would not result in the even, semi-opaque aspect with no wrinkles in the knee and foot area.
Nylon was not invented before the late 30ies, so the tights are an anachronism. See more
[in the rain
Uh, Excuse me sir. Can we help you? Can we help you with something?
Did I miss the Spec?
Uh, yeah, I'm afraid so. The show was this afternoon.
Did you come with the folks from Green Haven? Why don't we get out of the rain, and we'll call them for you.
No, no! I came on my own.
It's okay. We're gonna call the home. We're gonna have them come pick you up.
I'm telling you, I didn't come with the home! Why don't you take those rings out of your head, and maybe you won't be ...
In 'The producers wish to thank' section of the credits, the Circus World Museum is listed as being in Barbaroo, WI. The actual town is Baraboo, WI. See more
Featured in 2011 MTV Movie Awards
Written by Dick Stephen Walter
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22 April 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Water for Elephants
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Opening Weekend USA: $16,842,353,
24 April 2011
Gross USA: $58,709,717
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $117,094,902
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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