Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The sister-friends and I went out to the movies tonight!  We had all read the book, Water for Elephants at different times and loved it!  We hadn’t seen any reviews about the movie and so were somewhat cautious, given that the narrative was so darned amazing!  Well, I’m here to tell you that the movie was absolutely beautiful!  Next to The King’s Speech, I think it’s my favourite of the past year.

The characters, for me, were perfectly cast. I particularly love Jacob and Rosie!  The setting, lighting, camera angles were spectacular!  And unlike The Time Traveler’s Wife, this movie was able to stick quite closely to the story, without losing any of the ‘flavour’ established in the ‘read’. 

I highly recommend this movie!  Oh God, I feel such emotion when it comes to the treatment of some of our animals and I want to thank Nikki because her knowledge and deep sense of love for ‘elephants’ has somehow really touched me tonight! I’m pretty sappy for the moment!

"Elephant" Albertina, Vienna/ Black Chalk/ 230 x 340 mm/ by Rembrandt 1637

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