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We Bought A Zoo

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
We Bought A Zoo
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Adapted from a memoir by Benjamin Mee, the story of how the author, who has lost his wife, and his children cope with a dilapidated zoo, dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents ; an LBI Entertainment, Vinyl Films production ; a Cameron Crowe film ; produced by Julie Yorn, Cameron Crowe, Rick Yorn ; screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna and Cameron Crowe ; directed by Cameron Crowe
Title: We bought a zoo
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Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2012]
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
Based on the book by Benjamin Mee
Special features include It's a zoo: behind the scenes with the animals; audio commentary with director Cameron Crowe, actor JB Smoove and editor Mark Livolsi
Credits: Director of photography, Rodrigo Prieto ; music by Jónsi ; film editor, Mark Livolsi.
Performers: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Colin Ford, Elle Fanning, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, John Michael Higgins, Angus MacFadyen, Peter Riegert.
Summary: Adapted from a memoir by Benjamin Mee, the story of how the author, who has lost his wife, and his children cope with a dilapidated zoo, dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for language and some thematic elements CHV rating PG for coarse language OFRB rating PG for language
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby 2.0 surround (French, Spanish)
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby 2.0 surround (French, Spanish)
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby surround (French, Spanish)
DVD
Other Language: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish soundtracks with optional Spanish subtitles. Includes English family friendly soundtrack option
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio for people with visual disabilities; closed-captioned in English
Subject Headings: Zoos Drama Zoo directors Drama Widowers Drama Zoológicos Inglaterra Teatro. bidex Comedy
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Biographical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Feature films-United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Zoos
Zoo directors
Widowers
Zoológicos
Comedy
Publisher No: 2275169
2275170
2280538
Branch Call Number: J DVD MOVIE W
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Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church


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this is a very touching movie I thought it was funny sad and real life cases I thought it was great

Jul 27, 2014
  • jomac_05 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Cute Enough.

Jul 10, 2014
  • feyalvir rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a good movie.

Dec 12, 2013
  • sewert rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

when I saw it for the frist time, I could not wate to see it again.I love that movie. it is so nice. I just want to see it a 1000 time's. I also love to go to the zoo.I will be going to the zoo soon.

Oct 07, 2013
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Cheesy feel-good fare, solid choice for a rainy Sunday afternoon but hardly a life-altering experience. The extended interviews with the real Benjamin Mee and family in the bonus material may well have been the most interresting part.

Sep 23, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

I started watching this with my kids, but after the first few minutes decided to watch it by myself first so I would know where to hit fast forward. Adult themes, some foul language, some sexual innuendo, and dark and graphic art work, definitely make this a PG-13 in my house.

Jul 17, 2013
  • rslade rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Reasonable "feelgood" and family movie.

Jul 10, 2013
  • pliao92 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great family movie that has a lot of meanings. One can learn so much about animals, families and what is important in life.

I suggest that you borrow this movie.

Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a heartwarming story about optimism, new beginnings and second chances. This movie will appeal to all audiences young and old. It plays a fun family movie as well as a comedy and quirky romance all in one.
The actors for this film could not have been handpicked more perfectly especially Maggie Elizabeth Jones; and the fact that the film is based on a true story makes it all the more adorable. This movie can be enjoyed by any audience; however mild coarse language is present.
The plot of this film is very creative and engaging as it depicts the struggle between father and son as they cope with the death of the boy’s mother. However the film does not reside in a grieving tone and most of the film is very uplifting, positive and sends a good message.
In conclusion, I strongly recommend this film is very worthwhile to watch and is filled with witty sarcasm and humor.

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Jan 14, 2014
  • violet_buffalo_106 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

violet_buffalo_106 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Nov 12, 2013
  • sewert rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

sewert thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Feb 18, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 26, 2012
  • BlossomVonYumYum rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 17, 2012
  • Tam_Girl12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A story surrounding a single dad and his kids on their journey to start their life afresh as they move to their new home in one of the most unexpected places, a zoo. They meet many trails and tests on their way but with a little love, hard work and the help of the eccentric zoo staff they are able to return the zoo back to its former beauty and transform their own lives along the way.

A dad, whose wife had recently died, tries to help his young kids surivie by buying a house with a zoo....and hopes he an take care of his childern...

Jul 01, 2012
  • Ira_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A dad, whose wife had recently died, tries to help his young kids surivie by buying a house with a zoo....and hoping that the staff will become part of their family...

Jul 01, 2012
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A father, whose wife recently died, desperatly tries to raise his two kids....wants a new start and decided to buy a house with a zoo on it's property, to try and help save the animals....

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Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Death - This film contains content surrounding a passing family member however the material is covered delicately. Grief – The older son in the film deals with the loss of his mother by creating slightly disturbing drawings Alcohol is shown The film addresses that the Easter Bunny does not exist

Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Mild, but frequently used

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Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

• ‘20 seconds. Just 20 seconds of insane courage, just embarrassing bravery, and I promise you, something amazing will come of it.’

Sep 08, 2012
  • toque rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Why not?``

Jul 01, 2012
  • Ira_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We are a family...we can accomplish anything and everything together"....

Jul 01, 2012
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We can help the animals and help our family, if we work together"...

May 26, 2012
  • BlossomVonYumYum rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” ~Benjamin Mee

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Benjamin Mee interview

Jun 24, 2013
  • tgwilliams rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

'We Bought A Zoo' Trailer

The trailer for Cameron Crowe's new film. 'We Bought A Zoo' starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and Thomas Haden Church.

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