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    Default Water for Elephants

    Anyone planning on seeing the movie? EOnline had a review this morning and it sounds like the abuse is pretty graphic and the story (of course) strays from the novel storyline...



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    I'll probably see it, whether I rent it or see it in the theater I don't know. I loved the book and because of that, chances are I'll hate the movie. The movie's are NEVER as good as the book!



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    im going to go see it this weekend...but i hope its not too bad



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    I just bought the book, but am not planning to read it until I go on vacation in May. Will definitely hold off on seeing the movie.

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    I too loved the book, and cried my eyes out at the abuse sections - so I worried about seeing that portrayed in the movie.
    So, I won't be going to the movie - seeing it and hearing it larger than life, is not my idea of entertainment.
    When it comes out on dvd, I may watch it then, at least I can fast forward, or leave the room during those parts.
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    Oh goodness! The end of the book was the best part! (and I cried, too!)

    There is only one theatre near me that is showing it (well, within reasonable driving distance.) I plan on seeing it tomorrow night with my fiancé.
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    Hopefully OT day will be open long enough for some reviews to be posted. I want to re-read the book!



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    I just bought the book too, I will wait till the movie is out on dvd to see it. I have a strict rule about watching movies in the theater. The movies have to justify being seen on a big screen, its just too expensive to go see a movie just because.



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    The reviews I've heard on this movie have been great so far and I LOVE Reese Witherspoon. I had no idea it was from a novel though, and I generally agree that the books are always better than the movie, although I think if you see the movie before you read the book sometimes it's better that way. I have a gift card to the local theater so maybe this one will be worth spending it on.
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    I heard that the book was written as an entry to a contest as to "writing a book in one month", and also, that the beating scenes are very graphic, bit digitalized (sp?) for the movie and no animals were harmed during filming.
    I do like that flashy Paint Reese is riding....
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    It was written for NaNo (so yes, in a month).
    I'm excited to read it. I will probably pick it up after I see the movie.
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    I really enjoyed the book and will probably be going to see the movie. I too have heard that the abuse is a bit graphic, but my hope would be it might wake up some empathy in the general public.
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    Loved the book, unsure about seeing the movie. Will likely wait for Netflix.



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    Probably won't see it. I had to stop reading the novel when the abuse got too sickening for me. Guess I'm a wimp. I can't watch movies where people are being tortured either, even if it is "only a movie".

    I did read the ending, though, and thought it was satisfactory. (Trying not to be a spoiler!)



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    LOVED the book. Not so hot on the movie. I love Reese, but Robert is just not who I pictured for Jacob. At all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmgncolor View Post
    Robert is just not who I pictured for Jacob. At all.
    ugh. no kidding. i'm completely with you on this.

    i won't be racing to the movie, but i will watch it once it hits dvd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksmom View Post
    ugh. no kidding. i'm completely with you on this.

    i won't be racing to the movie, but i will watch it once it hits dvd.
    He ruined Edward for me too. Who will be next?

    Wait, did I just admit to having read the Twilight series?
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    I LOVED Water for Elephants and am wary to go see it because I don't want it to be ruined for me

    If anyone has seen the movie, please give a review!



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    Is the abuse towards the animals at the circus? The movie previews show a short clip of Reese being tossed around by her husband.

    I can watch a violent movie if it isn't against children or animals. I figure an adult can find their own way out, but animals and children don't have a voice or control over the situation.
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    It got 1 1/2 * from our local paper. Which is what I thought it would be. I won't see the movie because I won't read the book because her 1st 2 novels are on the "Worst Books You Ever Read" thread!
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