We Bought a ZooThis holiday season, acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) directs an amazing and true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory.

My Review

This movie was predictable, touching, family-friendly movie and well within my expectation.

Desperately needed a change after his wife’s death, Benjamin Mee decided he needed a change. With his daughter’s help, they found a perfect house to start a new life. Dylan Mee (Colin Ford) found friendship he desperately needed at the place he least expected from Lily Miska (Elle Fanning). I was absolutely fascinated with his drawings even though they were a bit dark in nature but nonetheless they were really great. Maggie Elizabeth Jones played the adorable Rosie Mee left a memorable impression.

The only thing I don’t like about this movie was that writers trying to force a romantic relationship between Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson’s characters. They should have just leave it alone in honor and gratitute of Matt Damon’s late wife who left an enormous amount of money to help with the cash-strapped zoo.

My kids definitely had a blast watching all the animals in the movie. The movie is based on a real life zoo. Go to Dartmoor Zoo website for more information or maybe adopt an animal there. I am hoping to visit this zoo if I do get a chance to visit UK in the near future. I originally thought the zoo located somewhere in the midwest of USA. I was so wrong 🙂

My Grade: B+

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