Water For Elephants is pretty much the same piffle as The Notebook... the difference being that this is good. It all takes place in a travalling circus with Robert Pattinson playing a young veterinarian student who finds himself working for the Benzini Brothers. He immediately buts heads with the ruthless boss (played by Christoph Waltz) and soon falls in love with his wife (Reese Witherspoon) who is the show's main attraction. Its a familiar formula of forbidden love but what sets it apart is the circus setting. Its filmed beautifully and the animals featured are incredible, particularly the elephant (gorgeous). It could have been a mediocre snorefest (ala Notebook) but the performances lift it above that. Reese Witherspoon seemed miscast to me, but I've never been a fan so I'll assume that's my bias. Its an exercise in style over substance but its nice to look at.