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At Theaters: 4/22/2011 On Video: 11/1/2011
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 2 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 569975
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Veterinary school student Jacob meets and falls in love with Marlena, a star performer in a circus of a bygone era. They discover beauty amidst the world of the Big Top, and come together through their compassion for a special elephant. Against all odds -- including the wrath of Marlena's charismatic but dangerous husband, August -- Jacob and Marlena find life...
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This is a period romantic drama that will have more young adult appeal than most due to the presence of stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. Fans of the three stars Pattinson, Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz will have plenty to savor here. Females are the target audience. Some violent content, especially against animals, make this too intense for young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Reese Witherspoon HOW DO YOU KNOW?, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS
Robert Pattinson THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, REMEMBER ME
Christoph Waltz GREEN HORNET, INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
Hal Holbrook MEN OF HONOR
Director: Francis Lawrence I AM LEGEND, CONSTANTINE
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Production Notes Heading
Production Information
Under The Big Top
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 S-words, 2 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sensuality without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Beatings with people and animals.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Fights.
COMEDY: Animal humor.
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Critic's Review Heading

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good This is good sound family entertainment, a safe PG-13 but not a dumb one, and it's a refreshing interlude before we hurtle into the summer blockbuster season.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average This old-fashioned melodrama about a romance set amid the big top is mildly entertaining, though the best performances come not from the stars, but the supporting players.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Above Average Prepare to be amazed by Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz! See them interact with an actual elephant!) It is also undeniably effective entertainment.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 145 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
5
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
5
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
12
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
11
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
36
Very High
97%
30+Adults (F)
71
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

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