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We Bought a Zoo (2011)

We Bought a Zoo

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 23, 2011

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

124 min.

Studio

20th Century Fox

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Cameron Crowe

Producer

Julie Yorn

Screenwriter

Aline Brosh McKenna, Cameron Crowe

Starring

Story


Based on a memoir by Benjamin Mee. Mee, along with his children, had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, with dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon
New York Premiere of We Bought a Zoo - Arrivals
Dec 12, 2011
Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon
New York Premiere of We Bought a Zoo - Arrivals
Dec 12, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the movie's emotional moments don't register very strongly..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
“..other performances don't rise above the hodgepodge of clashing themesof two who decides his family needs a fresh start and uses all his savings to buy and fix a house with a ramshackle zoo..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..as well as comedy of any variety..”
by Rob Nelson [Variety]