We Bought A Zoo Review


This Easter, be unpredictable, do something crazy and embrace your wild side!  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents an inspiring adventure based on a true story of one man who brought a zoo back to life and family back together in WE BOUGHT A ZOO, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download April 3.  Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and starring Matt Damon (Contagion, True Grit), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Thomas Haden Church (Easy A, Sideways), WE BOUGHT A ZOO is “a sweet-natured tale…that you’ll want to see with your kids” (Liz Braun, Jam! Movies).

Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.  Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city 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 (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 it in his own backyard.

This was such a good movie. I laughed, I cried, this really was a family friendly movie. Although it was kid friendly my four year old had a hard to staying focused and watching it he took off a couple of minutes after it started, but my six year old loved it. She loved watching the animals and being like her mama she teared up a couple of times as well. 

This is the first time I saw Matt Damon portray a family man, he's more of a action kind of guy, but he did pull this role off and I think he'd do great in more movies like this. I loved seeing this side of him where he wasn't trying to kill someone or be killed, lol. 

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Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received We Bought A Zoo at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. 


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