Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Water for Elephants’ featuring Reese Witherspoon and Rob PattinsonCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Water for Elephants’ featuring Reese Witherspoon and Rob Pattinson

Following the death of his parents, Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson), a student who is almost finished with his veterinarian degree, jumps on the train that is home to Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.  Before he knows it,  he’s in charge of the caring for the circus menagerie.  While at his “salvation and living hell,” Jankowski meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), who is married to August (Christoph Waltz), described as the charismatic yet demented animal trainer who is unable to train a special elephant, Rosie. Water for Elephants has the elements of popular love stories such as The Notebook and Moulin Rogue, while set in a time period where love is something available to very few.


How far should you go in the name of love?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s tough to know if you’ve gone too far for love.  Cupid has a few things to keep in check when you’re in pursuit:

1. Patience is a virtue: Although most love movies that depict a love triangle show them ending happily, in real life that’s hardly the case.  If things are truly supposed to be, then you’ll have to wait for the opportune moment.

2. Don’t quit your day job: There’s a fine line between love and obsession, and dropping everything you have for true love is pushing that divide.  It’s one thing to make sacrifices for love and another to abandon your life.

3. Blood runs thicker than water: When in doubt, talk to family or close friends.  Even though they can’t make your decision for you, they can definitely help give you insight for your decision.

Release date: 4/22

Cupid’s Rating: 4/5