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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Villain, pachyderm deserve top 'Water for Elephants' billing




Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon star as members of a traveling circus in the 1930s in “Water for Elephants.” (Twentieth Century Fox)

By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot©
April 23, 2011
Set in the Great Depression, "Water for Elephants" has a great deal going for it. It is based on a best-selling book and has a cast that includes today's new "it" boy, Robert Pattinson, and yesterday's ultra-appealing young Southern actress, Reese Witherspoon.
On top of that, it comes at a time when we are desperately looking for something good at the movies.
It's a setup for a movie that is not as good as we had hoped, but is still better than most in theaters.
To tell you the truth, the real scene-stealer of "Water for Elephants" is a multi-ton pachyderm named Rosie, played by Tai. She uses body language in suitable proportion to her body. She's victimized and mistreated before becoming a major star.
read more at:http://hamptonroads.com/2011/04/villain-pachyderm-deserve-top-water-elephants-billing

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