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Miscellaneous Thu Mar 17 2011

Water for Elephants Movie Trailer

I remember Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants being one of the very few Book Club selections that nearly everyone at our discussion meeting loved fiercely, myself included. It was the simple story of an ordinary man tumbling through life who, through chance, becomes party to amazing experiences. The overwhelming success of the book meant that it was only a matter of time before it became a movie and that's precisely what's happened. You can view the trailer below. (I have no qualms about Reese Witherspoon or Christoph Waltz in these roles, but Robert Pattinson as Jacob Jankowski? No...just no...)

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Mia / March 19, 2011 9:41 AM

Give the guy a chance. He looks decent in this role. People are so harsh on him and he's possibly one of the nicest people left in hollywood not to mention he actually looks the part of Jacob and in all the clips/trailers released so far his acting look really good.

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