Friday, May 6, 2011
More Water for Elephants
So, I FINALLY got to see the movie Water for Elephants last night. All in all, I found it a visually enchanting movie with a riveting and very emotional storyline. It really brought depression-era America to life for me and provided an engrossing view of the brutal hardships faced by circus workers during this era (I say this as someone who has not yet read the book--tsk tsk). As an animal lover, I found some scenes hard to bear (I had more tears down my cheek for the plight of Rosie the elephant than for the star-crossed lovers). Despite the fact that I agree with reviewers who found a distinct lack of chemistry between Pattison and Witherspoon, I think they were solid actors in their parts. Witherspoon looked radiant and enviably svelte. Of course, Christoph Waltz did a glorious job playing the villian. Anyway, that's my mini-review. What I REALLY wanted to share are some more stills of my favourite casual clothes worn by Reese's character, Marlena. The satin gowns she wears are gorgeous, too, but it's the daytime wear that caught my eye.