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2011 | PG-13 | Drama

A 90-year-old man reminisces about his life during the Depression, when he found work at a B-level circus taking care of the animals. He sees the brutality of circus life while falling for the wife of... more


In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, April 22, 2011 in 2,817 theaters

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Cast

Reese Witherspoon
Marlena Rosenbluth
Robert Pattinson
Jacob Jankowski
Hal Holbrook
Jacob Jankowski (older)
Tim Guinee
Diamond Joe
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DIRECTOR

Francis Lawrence

Screenwriter

Richard LaGravenese
Leonard Hartman

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content

Storyline

A 90-year-old man reminisces about his life during the Depression, when he found work at a B-level circus taking care of the animals. He sees the brutality of circus life while falling for the wife of an abusive animal trainer.



Production Notes

  • Based on Sara Gruen's Depression-era circus novel. The novel that has climbed atop the paperback bestseller lists, has been optioned by Andrew R. Tennenbaum, a producer of The Bourne Ultimatum.

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