Based on the acclaimed bestseller, Water for Elephants presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely ... read morecompelling setting. Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds -- including the wrath of Marlena's charismatic but dangerous husband, August -- Jacob and Marlena find lifelong love. (c) Fox
. Amazing!! Dazzling!! Truly hit home. And the waterfall ending... A MUST SEE spectacular!
Reviewed 14 months days ago
. Not without a few faults, but a spectacular movie nonetheless!
Reviewed 2 years days ago
It's a spectacular movie that shows a passion for animals and a drive for romance. The story is captivating
The third film from pop-music-obsessed director Baz Luhrmann tweaks the conventions of the musical g... read moreenre by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and songs in the style of his previous Romeo+Juliet (1996). Ewan McGregor stars as Christian, who leaves behind his bourgeois father during the French belle époque of the late 1890s to seek his fortunes in the bohemian underworld of Montmartre, Paris. Christian meets the absinthe- and alcohol-addicted artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo), who introduces him to a world of sex, drugs, music, theater, and the scandalous dance known as the cancan, all at the Moulin Rouge, a decadent dance hall, brothel, and theater that's the brainchild of Harold Zidler (Jim Broadbent). Christian also meets and falls into a tragically doomed romance with the courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman), who becomes the star of the play he's writing, which parallels the couple's romance and utilizes rock music from a century later, including songs by Nirvana, Madonna, the Beatles, and Queen, among others. Loosely based on the opera Orpheus in the Underworld, Moulin Rouge was shown in competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
. Everything is as spectacular as "Spectacular, Spectacular" itself. From the sound mixing to cinematography, this movi
Reviewed 6 months days ago
Beautiful and quirky, Baz Luhrmann sure has defined his signature approach to film making.
Reviewed 15 months days ago
Fantastically original, fun, romantic, well filmed, and sad, with spectacular performances and entertainment a great story.