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We Bought a Zoo
- Director: Cameron Crowe
- Release Date: Dec 2011
- Run Time: 124
- Genre: Drama, Comedy
This is a family movie that revolves around Benjamin Mee, played by the luscious Matt Damon. Benjamin’s life takes an unexpected turn for the worse when his wife dies and his boy Dylan, who is only fourteen, is expelled from school for stealing.
Eager to leave the unpleasant past behind him, he decides to start life afresh; he proceeds to buy a run-down house with an even more run-down zoo as part of the package. This move is met by mixed reactions from his children. Dylan, as any adolescent would react, is moody and surly about leaving the city and his friends to come live in a God-forsaken zoo. Rosie, his seven year old is more positive and especially ecstatic about the animals.
It is here that Benjamin meets the zoo staff, including Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson), the smart and beautiful head of the zoo. Together they work towards achieving their dream of opening up the zoo by summer. A particular thorn in their flesh is the pompous zoo inspector who is not too keen on having the zoo re-opened. He provides some light-hearted entertainment as he keeps poking around, trying to find reasons to keep the zoo closed. Benjamin and the zoo team work tirelessly to ensure the place is up to spec so they can get the inspector’s approval and proceed to open.
Meanwhile, a romance develops between the surly teenager Dylan, and Kelly’s thirteen year old niece, Lily. Trouble for Benjamin and the zoo team begins when he runs out of money before they can complete fixing up the place in time for the inspection and grand opening. Will they accomplish their dream of re-opening the zoo? You will find out after you watch the movie of course.
The actors are good and portray real emotions that get you sucked into the plot of the movie. We bought a zoo depicts the kind of good, clean entertainment that the whole family can watch and has its fair share of laughs. It reminds me of the likes of “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Baby’s Day Out”.It’s a great break from your typical violence-ridden, vulgar and obscene movies that clog Hollywood.