DVD: Water For Elephants (12)

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Robert Pattinson aims to graduate from Twilight with a leading role in this adaptation of the bestselling book of the same name.

Set during the Great Depression, Jacob (Pattinson) is studying to be a vet when he receives the news that his parents have died in a car crash. Finding himself with no money or home, he joins the circus, quickly getting work looking after the animals, including the latest star attraction: an elephant called Rosie. It's a pretty looking film, but the love story between Pattinson and the circus owner's wife (Reese Witherspoon) fails to convince; so much so you don't care whether or not her deranged husband (Christoph Waltz) rumbles them.