Overview

In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.

  1. Sara Gruen

    Author

  2. Francis Lawrence

    Director

  3. Richard LaGravenese

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon

    Marlena Rosenbluth

  2. Robert Pattinson

    Robert Pattinson

    Jacob Jankowski

  3. Christoph Waltz

    Christoph Waltz

    August Rosenbluth

  4. Hal Holbrook

    Hal Holbrook

    Old Jacob

  5. Richard Brake

    Richard Brake

    Grady

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Water for Elephants
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Status Released

Release Information

  • April 22, 2011
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $38,000,000.00

Revenue $114,156,230.00

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