Common Sense Media’s Movie Summary of ‘Water for Elephants’
Parents need to know that this romantic drama will appeal equally to book-clubbing moms and Twilight-loving teens. Starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, this adaptation of Sara Gruen’s best-selling novel follows Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), a young veterinary student who impetuously joins a traveling circus during the Great Depression. As he becomes part of the close-knit world of circus performers, he meets and falls for Marlena (Witherspoon), the circus’ married star. Given the sexuality in the book, parents should expect several love scenes, some animal (and human) cruelty, and an at-times disturbing look at the underground world of circuses.
The full review will be posted on April 22nd, same day as the North America/Canada theatrical release.