A handsome veterinary student falls for a married circus performer in this romantic drama adapted from author Sara Gruen's bestselling novel, and directed by Francis Lawrence (I AM LEGEND). When Jacob (Robert Pattinson) meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), it's love at first sight - their shared affections for an extraordinary elephant stirring profound feelings of compassion within both of them. Theirs is a love that could span lifetimes, though the wrath of Marlena's dangerously domineering husband August (Christoph Waltz) threatens to spell tragedy for all involved.
WHEN YOUNG JACOB JANKOWSKI, RECENTLY ORPHANED AND SUDDENLY ADRIFT, JUMPS ONTO A PASSING TRAIN, HE ENTERS A WORLD OF FREAKS, DRIFTERS, AND MISFITS A SECOND RATE CIRCUS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION. A VETERINARY STUDENT, JACOB IS PUT IN CHARGE OF CARING FOR THE CIRCUS ANIMALS. IT IS THERE THAT HE MEETS MARLYNA, THE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG STAR OF THE EQUESTRIAN ACT, WHO IS MARRIED TO AUGUST, THE CHARISMATIC BUT TWISTED ANIMAL TRAINER. HE ALSO MEETS ROSIE, AN ELEPHANT WHO SEEMS UNTRAINABLE UNTIL HE DISCOVERS A SURPRISING WAY TO REACH HER.
Cast & Crew
James Newton Howard
Andrew R. Tennenbaum
Contains moderate violence, threat and brief nudity