Over the weekend I saw the movie 'Water For Elephants' starring Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon and actor Robert Pattinson. I had read the book written by talented author, Sara Gruen, several years before. I fell in love with the story then, and even more after I saw the film.

Even with the  critics being unkind about the film, I loved it! I found it too be a beautiful, interesting and romantic period film.

Emmy and Tony Award winner Hal Holbrook, whom I did not know was even in the film,  gives a stirring and touching performance. Read more and watch the movie trailer after the jump.

Based on the acclaimed bestseller, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS presents an unexpected romance in a uniquely compelling 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.

Movie Trailer 'Water For Elephants'