Written April 24, 2011
I read the book before seeing the movie, which usually means the movie will be mediocre in comparison, but not with this movie. I loved it! The acting was great, the directing was well done as I didn't even realize it was almost 2 hours long. They changed the story a bit but it worked as a movie. I was a little worried abou the chemistry between Robert and Reese but it surprisingly worked. I'm definitely glad I went and would highly recommend it to someone looking for a movie that's different than the norm, with some romance as well.
Written June 26, 2011
Great movie and story but I feel like it was too short and you didn't get to see as much about the characters and the details as I would have liked.
Written April 25, 2011
I went and saw this movie on opening night with my best friend's daughter and it was totally worth it. It was extremely well-acted, adapted from the book perfectly, and just overall a great movie. I don't want to give anything away but if you have read the book and are a fan, you will not be disappointed. The best parts from the book that you would expect to find in the movie are there. No dissapointments here. Loved it!
Written April 23, 2011
What a colorful story set in the world of the 1930s circus circuit! There are hard edges and heart-breaking realities, but the romance of the circus life simmers below the surface. The casting, acting and cinematography make this a truly worthy film. The work does justice to a captivating novel and for the most part, is true to the author. Reese shines in this role and the villain makes a harrowing presence.... Rosie the elephant is truly the star.
Written April 27, 2011
We both loved the movie. Thought it was so different than anything that's been out in awhile that we enjoy. One small thing though gave away the ending. When the old man told about having 5 babies with his wife as he reminisced, you knew it would work out for the couple.