Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks abandons his veterinary studies at Cornell University. With no other family, no house, and no money, Jacob stows away on a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Hired as a veterinarian to care for the troupe's animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe. However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena, they become prey to the circus's owner, Marlena's violent and abusive husband August. Stars Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook
Christoph Waltz,James Frain,Robert Pattinson,Hal Holbrook,Paul Schneider,Reese Witherspoon
Based on the acclaimed bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bugone era. They discover beautry amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds - including the wrath of Marlena's charismatic by dangerous husband, August - Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love.