Hit Movie, No Review?

RECEIVED Sat., April 23, 2011

Dear Editor,
    Ever since the 2006 publication of Sara Gruen's wonderful book Water for Elephants, many of my friends and I have been eagerly waiting for the movie. When it was finally announced, we all marked our calendars for the opening date, April 22, 2011. Well, the opening weekend finally arrived and we were delighted with the movie. But I scrubbed the Film section of the Chronicle and could not find a single word of a review! Does anybody at the Chronicle pay attention to highly anticipated hit movies? Or do you live in some kind of isolated, bizarre dreamland?
Bill Oakey
   [Film Editor Marjorie Baumgarten replies: A preview of the film ran on p.71 of the April 22 print edition. It was not reviewed because the distributor chose not to make it available prior to release to reviewers outside of New York and Los Angeles. As is customary when this happens, it is reviewed in the following issue, which will be the April 29 edition.]
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