Saturday, May 5, 2012

We Bought a Zoo

When I first saw the title We Bought a Zoo, I had no interest whatsoever in seeing it. I expected it to be comedy, and though I'm not opposed to comedy, by any means, I felt like Zookeeper was enough in that department. Then I saw a trailer, which only confused me. Obviously not a comedy, then. Now, maybe it was too serious. It wasn't until recently when I saw a different trailer that I was truly interested. And now, having seen it, I'm glad I did.

We Bought a Zoo is a heartstring-pulling drama, based on a true story, about a family who lost their mom and wife and needed a change of scenery. The zoo happened to be attached to the house they wanted to buy, and the dad (played beautifully by Matt Damon), being something of an adventure chaser, decided to go with it.

What ensues is the biggest adventure of them all as the Mee family heals from their grief and makes some new friends, both animal and human. This is a family movie (rated PG) with a serious edge (as opposed to some family dramas that are complete fluff) and a meaningful message of hope. Be prepared to laugh and cry. If you haven't seen this one yet, you definitely should. Available now on DVD.


  1. I just saw this movie and then checked your site to see what you thought of it. I agree with everything you said. At first, it didn't look that interesting to me, but after I saw the trailer I became intrigued. My sister-in-law had a copy, so I borrowed it. I'm glad I watched it! It was such a beautiful movie.


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