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Water For Elephants

The big tent is up and the circus stars are ready to put on a show. But it is the behind-the-scenes drama that has tensions flying high when a young veterinary school dropout (Robert Pattinson) joins the circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife (Reese Witherspoon). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 22 Apr 2011
Video Release: 01 Nov 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

Water For Elephants is rated PG-13: for moments of intense violence and sexual content.

Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz
Studio: 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Website: Official site for Water For Elephants.

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