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
It's a Zoo: Behind the Scenes with the Animals
Audio Commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, Actor JB Smoove and Editor Mark Livolsi
Pretty entertaining (though somewhat exotic) domestic comedy, based on fact, which details the adventures of a family, grieving after the loss of the mother, who purchase a somewhat broken down zoo. They grow as a family trying to put it (and their sorrowful selves) back to former glory, Certainly adventurous, it features strong characters doing improbable things, Matt Damon is believably bewildered throughout and Scarlet Johansson is also winning in another unusual role. An added documentary covers the actual case, and the man who really did all of this appears in the film as an extra at the triumphant re-opening of the zoo.
This film is loosely based on memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. It stars Matt Damon as widowed father Benjamin Mee, who purchases a dilapidated zoo with his family and takes on the challenge of preparing the zoo for its reopening to the public.