WE BOUGHT A ZOO (Theatrical Release USA 2011)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

We Bought a Zoo—unique, interesting, heartfelt, clean—becomes better than it would have been because of wise casting choices. Matt Damon and Thomas Hayden Church create an onscreen dichotomy that makes the film work. Scarlett Johansson, cast as a zookeeper, adds to this sweet story that includes a single Dad trying to raise his children. Watch for Elle Fanning and the cameo appearances of Kym Whitley and Stephanie Szostak. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A widower and his children intend to buy a country home and find it comes with a zoo. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Cameron Crowe for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Julie Yom, Cameron Crowe, and Marc Gordon for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon), Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson), Duncan Mee (Thomas Haden Church), Rosie Mee (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), Lily Miska (Elle Fanning), Robin Jones (Patrick Fugit), Walt Ferris (John Michael Higgins), Peter MacCreedy (Angus Macfadyen), Rhonda Blair (Carla Gallo), Mr. Stevens (J.B. Smoove), Katherine Mee (Stephanie Szostak), Shea Seger (Desi Lydic), and Delbert McGinty (Peter Riegert). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The movie serves as good, family entertainment. 

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