Monday, November 7, 2011



Sara Gruen's bestselling novel comes to glossy life in this period romance. A sparkle-free Robert Pattinson plays Jacob Jankowski, who studies veterinary medicine during the Great Depression. After a family tragedy, he loses everything, including the chance to graduate from prestigious Cornell, so he hops a train, where he finds himself part of the struggling Benzini Brothers Circus. Ringleader August (Christoph Waltz, echoing his Oscar-winning Inglourious Basterds performance) has doubts about the softhearted lad, but a fellow Pole smoothes the way, and Jacob becomes the company vet, which leads him to platinum-blond equestrian Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), August's wife. The two make eyes at each other, but an affair would surely end badly, so they concentrate on their work. When Marlena's prize steed falls ill, August purchases an elephant, hoping Rosie will turn their fortunes around, and enlists Jacob to train her. Unfortunately, she's slow to respond to commands until Jankowski unlocks her secret--and after August has beaten the poor thing into submission. After that, things start to look up until Jacob steals a kiss from his dream girl.


My fiancee and I watched this movie together even though he did not think he would like it.  I have to admit I loved it and my fiancee actually liked it to even though we both thought it would be more of a chick flick.  The movie is great for a date night movie with your special someone. 

Now I am sill recommending this for a gift for her just because it is a little more for the women than men but that is not to say that men will not like.  Cause my fiancee does not tend to like chick flick movies and he liked this one.  The movie is out now and can be purchased at most retailers nationwide and online at for $16.99. So hurry and get a copy for the special one in your life and then curl up together and watch it with some popcorn.

* I received the above mentioned product solely for review purposes and the above opinion is completely honest and completely my own.


  1. This sounds like I wouldn't like it but now that I read your review I probably will. Thanks for the update. Rita Spratlen

  2. I have been wanting to read this book for a while now...the movie sounds good too.
    Thanks for the review...