Robert Pattinson broods once again as the innocent young man who ends up as the vet for a small Depression-era circus. His attraction to the show’s star (Reese Witherspoon) causes conflict with her cruel husband (Christoph Waltz). The film makes circus life look romantic, beautiful and cruel (especially to the elephant), but the simmering discontent takes too long to ignite. It’s not a bad film, but the drama drags and the most emotional scenes revolve around the animals, not the people.
GAY ANGLE: Pattinson has one fleeting moment in clown drag (with a pastie), but that’s all the flesh.
Photo credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
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