Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christophe Waltz
Director: Francis Lawrence
Running Time: 121 minutes
Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), abandons his veterinary studies at Cornell University. With no other family, no house, and no money, Jacob stows away on a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Hired as a veterinarian to care for the troupes animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a travelling circus troupe.
However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena (Witherspoon), they become prey to the circuss owner, Marlenas violent and abusive husband August (Waltz). As the circus begins to crumble from within and against all odds, Jacob and Marlena come together and fall in love through their compassion for a special elephant. With their love on the line, Jacob and Marlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny.
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