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.


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Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church


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Mar 14, 2015
  • LaurieLR rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What a delightful surprise this was. Based on a true story. The acting of the children was impressive.

Mar 09, 2015
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good movie! Much better than the book. Well, in the book, the reality of running a zoo had many more struggles than was portrayed in the movie.. This movie does make a good family entertainment. Make sure to watch the Extras of how the movie was made, quite interesting!

Aug 25, 2014

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

Sep 04, 2013
  • Julia Reagon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this movie! I've seen it a zillion times!!!

Jul 26, 2013

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.

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Jan 14, 2014
  • burgundy_buffalo_64 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

burgundy_buffalo_64 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

Sep 04, 2013
  • Julia Reagon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Julia Reagon thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 26, 2013

Jester324 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Mar 17, 2013

FantageRocks_99 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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

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Jul 09, 2012

Stephanie2913 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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

BlossomVonYumYum thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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

Tam_Girl12 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Sep 04, 2013
  • Julia Reagon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is about when the Mee family looses their wife/mother. This is a true story. The family wants to start new and fresh, so they drive around looking for a new house. They come across one that is perfect for them but the only problem is, its a zoo. They have to fix up the zoo and put it back into business. Watch the movie to find out more!!!

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.

Mar 17, 2013

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.

• ‘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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Sep 04, 2013
  • Julia Reagon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: This movie has a couple of bad words in it.

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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