Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Academy Award® Winner Reese Witherspoon and
Robert Pattinson On Blu-ray and DVD November 1
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Thanks to the generosity of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, I am thrilled to be able to offer one lucky reader to my blog a DVD/book bundle of Water for Elephants. Recently I was able to view an early release of the film and loved it (read my review). Those readers who have already read the book will find that the movie closely parallels the novel (read my review of the book).
Summary of the Movie:
Take a journey back in time with the romantic tale based on Sara Gruen’s New York Times #1 Best-Seller novel of the same name, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Starring Academy Award®-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line), Robert Pattinson (Twilight series) and Oscar®-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), the film presents an epic tale of forbidden love in a magical place filled with adventure, wonder and great danger. Showcasing the decadence of a bohemian circus and the majesty of its animals against the backdrop and beauty of a bygone era, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS makes the ideal holiday gift idea for your favorite film buff, fashionista or book-lover!
Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), 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 (Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus’s owner, Marlena’s violent and abusive husband August (Waltz). As the circus begins to crumble from within and against all odds, Jacob and Marlena come together and fall in love through their compassion for a special elephant. With their love on the line, Jacob and Marlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny.
Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Francis Lawrence (Constantine), WATER FOR ELEPHANTS features fantastic supporting performances from Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl), Jim Norton (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Mark Povinelli (The Polar Express), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), and Academy Award®-nominee Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild).
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Total Run Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes
The DVD includes the following:
- Feature Film
- Special Features
- Robert Pattinson Spotlight
- Feature Performer Reese Witherspoon
- The Traveling Show: From Page to Screen
- Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Writer Richard LaGravenese
- Theatrical Trailer
How to Enter to Win this Bundle:
- You must have a US/Canada mailing address to be eligible.
- Click here to take survey to enter through November 1st at 5:00 pm PST.
- I will randomly draw one winner and announce their name on my blog on November 2nd.