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We Bought a Zoo [Blu-ray] [2011]

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  • Release Date: 08/29/2016
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (232 out of 236)

    Synopsis


    We Bought a Zoo
    A widower (Matt Damon) purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together in this Twentieth Century Fox adaptation of Benjamin Mee's autobiographical memoir. Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) writes and directs based on a script by Aline Brosh McKenna. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Matt Damon
      Matt Damon - Benjamin Mee
    • Scarlett Johansson
      Scarlett Johansson - Kelly Foster
    • Thomas Haden Church
      Thomas Haden Church - Duncan Mee
    • Colin Ford
      Colin Ford - Dylan Mee
    • Maggie Elizabeth Jones
      Maggie Elizabeth Jones - Rosie Mee



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 236 reviews

    98%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pleasantly Surprised

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      Treydle
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      “Life is an adventure”. A cliché if ever there was one. But for some people, it just so happens to be true. And Matt Damon is portraying one such person in this latest family effort from acclaimed writer/director Cameron Crowe. Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) is an adventure columnist for a struggling newspaper, if that’s not redundant, and father of two children. His wife recently passed away due to illness leaving him to raise those children on his own. His daughter Rosie (played by Maggie Elizabeth Jones) is regularly losing sleep thanks to the hard-partying college students in the house next door. His son Dylan (played by Colin Ford), is a fourteen year-old artist who’s developed a taste for the macabre of late and who has recently been expelled from school. Rather than keep his job at the paper, which he would’ve held onto despite their financial problems thanks to his editor’s sympathy, Mee decides to sell his home and find more picturesque surroundings for him and his family. After rejecting several houses because they for dull or dime-a-dozen, they find a home situated on the grounds of a struggling zoo and embark on their greatest adventure yet. It’s cutesy, I’m not denying that. But while Zookeeper had nothing else going for it, this is entertaining and interesting and I enjoyed it very much thanks to Crowe’s screenplay and direction, a typically interesting effort from Damon and an excellent supporting cast in Elle Fanning, Thomas Hayden Church and Scarlett Johansson.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Listen up this is better than "GOOD"

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      lucky55
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      Ok my words can not do justice to this awesome movie it's that good but i will mention a few things about it. 1. The musical score alone deserves an oscar 2. matt damon who is usually very good is even better than perfect in this role/for this role 3. scarlet johanson has never been better. 4. elle fanning is well on her way to becoming an even better actress than her sister dakota. 5. thomas hayden church makes you believe that he's matt damons brother. 6. this movie is based on an uplifting and inspiring true story with the actual orginal family on set and in the movie itself. 7. this movie has great pacing it grabs hold of you and keeps pulling you in making you think and care 8. i saw 52 movies last year and this movies was better than 51 of them.....you see this movie and you will not forget it ever. 9. the special features are really really good. iv'e said this much but it deserves so much more if there was a better movie last year i didn't see it or hear about it or remember it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another Heartfelt Cameron Crowe movie

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      hplovec
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      Cameron Crowe consistently delivers heartfelt films about real people. We Bought a Zoo is not different. While based on a true story (going back to his roots since Fast Times At Ridgemont High (which he didn't direct) and Almost Famous were auto-biographical,) there's a lot that's been changed from the original story. The actual Zoo is in England, whereas they've moved the locale of this story to Southern California. Crowe's real gift has always been getting "real" performances out of actors and this movie is no different. Scarlet Johansen, whom I normally deplore since she's usually relegated to the femme fatale role shows us she's got some acting chops and Matt Damon gives his usual fantastic "everyman" performance. The supporting cast is no less impressive in their performance and the story is paced very well, but still gives you time to feel the impact of the emotional scenes without drawing them out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie Great Family Time Together

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      Mike4
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      True story. This is a great movie especially for those who lost loved ones. This story is inspirational that your life even children's lives can go on and dreams still can come true. Also the loved one lost is smiling on those left behinf that life is gone on when we never thought it could. Great to watch alone. Great to watch as a couple. Great to watch as family movie night. So pop the popcorn get a cozy blanket turn lights down low use the pause button. Don't miss it. Enjoy and learn this is your circus day. Enjoy the animals and more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Standard Family Film

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      DARKSIDE1138ROCKS
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      So I'm not going to go over the plot because you can already read about that. What I will talk about is the tone. The tone of the movie is just a little off. It has this positive kind of cheesy tone throughout the movie that feels just a bit off. It is a family film and I get having to appeal to the kids but I felt it tried too hard to reach the child audience and not the adults who would bring the children to the movie. That being said, it wasn’t a bad movie, just kind of vanilla. There is some fun to be had and if you are in the mood for something fun and wholesome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for family

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      MovieNate
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      Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson deliver a great performance in a touching and comedic family movie with a hint of drama about a widowed single father who moves his family to the country in order to start over after the death of his wife. They find the perfect home with only one catch. It is a zoo! And he can't sell off the animals. If he wants the home, he must manage the zoo. Thomas Haden Church does a great job adding laughs to the movie. Touching, heart warming, and funny, I highly recommend this film!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Matt Damon Delivers Again

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      AMTrain
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      Matt Damon does it again in this family friendly movie that chronicles the ups and downs of a family that is simply trying to keep it together, and the father who is willing to sacrifice it all to ensure his family's happiness. This movie will make you laugh and cry and leave you shocked in amazement but in the end you will be so thankful and enjoy it; it will truly pull on and tug at your heart strings. Also, the animals in the movie are so beautiful and majestic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good family film

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      DC35
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      Based on a true story, this movie has some good family entertainment. It's rare to watch a movie about a father, who just lost his wife, try to do what's best for his kids - to keep the family together. I bought the movie, because I admire the director and was hoping he'd give some insight into his filmmaking process. Unfortunately, the director gave very little insight, which was a big disappointment. But it's a very good film.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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