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Movie review: ‘Water for Elephants’

Leon Goodrum

Leon Goodrum

By Leon Goodrum

LA MESA – Water for Elephants stars big screen heartthrob Robert Patterson, along with everyone’s favorite blonde Reese Witherspoon. The film, based on the Sara Gruen novel by the same name, follows the forbidden romance  between Marlena Rosenbluth (Reese Witherspoon) and Jacob Jankowski (Robert Patterson).

Jankowski is a college student in his early twenty’s whose world is shattered when his parents die in a violent car accident.  He then discovers that his father, a local vet, has been treating animals for free as well as accumulating large debt to pay for the schooling of his son, the protagonist.  These events force Jankowski to leave Cornell University – just short of graduation – to find his own way.

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