Water for Elephants

Life is the most spectacular show on earth.

Friday, April 22, 2011 in 2,817 theaters
On Blu-ray & DVD

Reese Witherspoon
Marlena Rosenbluth

Robert Pattinson
Jacob Jankowski

Hal Holbrook
Jacob Jankowski (older)

Tim Guinee
Diamond Joe

MPAA Rating
PG-13 for moments of intense violence and sexual content.


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.

Additional 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.