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A single dad who is looking to give his family a much needed fresh start, moves to a home situated in the middle of a zoo, which he and his two children will attempt to bring back to its once glorious state.
Comedy Drama - Although there is some mild language, this fact-based comedy-drama is
aimed the family and should be clean enough for most parents. Fans of
Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and director Cameron Crowe should be
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 166 moviegoers:
Great Reviews! Males and females of all ages enjoyed "We Bought a Zoo," very much with many loving it. When the lowest reviews are "Good," and they make up only a very small percentage, it's easy to HIGHLY RECOMMEND "WE BOUGHT A ZOO."
Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer
who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young kids.
Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee
quits his job and buys an old rural house on 18 acres outside the city that
comes with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where
dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (Scarlett
Johansson) and her dedicated team.
With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the
support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo. Now, Benjamin
is no longer reporting an adventure story; he's living his own…and it is right
in his own backyard.