Water for Elephants (2011)

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by DanielJones, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. DanielJones

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  2. vintage68

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    Caught a matinee of this today and really enjoyed it.
     
  3. Heather

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    Looks interesting but I'm not a big fan of Reese Witherspoon.
     
  4. Amy Jeanne

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    My co-worker saw it and said it was horrific. I'm super-sensitive to animals being hurt, and she told me there was a lot of bad things being done to animals. I know they aren't really being hurt, but just the thought is enough to upset me.
     
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    I'm the same way, suffering animals really upset me in a way that other things in movies don't. Having said that, it IS a movie, and the animals being hurt occurs offscreen in a way that while it made me cringe and look away from the screen, was done in a way that was more implied than graphically portrayed. As usual in well made movies it's the gaps left to the imagination that really create the emotion.
     
  6. Almost Vintage

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    I loved the book...thinking about going to see the movie
     
  7. Miss Golightly

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    That would really upset me too - especially after seeing similar footage online only a few weeks ago (thankfully the elephant was rescued and I believe is now residing in Longleat).

    I absolutely hate circuses that involve animals.....
     
  8. MrBern

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    I saw it last nite. Nice date film, except its got some brutal scenes for both human & animal. I suppose its supposed to heighten the romance of 1931.
    Incidentally, one of the stars is Christoph Waltz who won an Oscar last year for playing a Nazi in Tarantino's last movie.
     
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    I haven't seen it yet, but I have been told by a couple people in the last week that I look like I walked out of it -- maybe a specific character, but I forgot.
     

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