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We Bought a Zoo
Based on a true story, Matt Damon portrays a single dad who, looking to give his family a much-needed fresh start, moves to a home situated in the middle of a zoo, which he and his two children will...  View more >

Starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Dec 24, 2011
Based on a true story in England, this is a delightful movie. Matt Damon is absolutely wonderful as a recent widower and father of 2 children, who are flailing emotionally after the death of their mother after an illness.

He wants to move and make a clean start, away from the memories of their old home and life. He sees a house that is perfect...then he finds out that a zoo comes with the property and he decides to take the challenge and make an adventure out of it.

We get to go along on this adventure with his cute 7 yr old daughter, Rosie and her difficult 14 yr old brother Dylan. Scarlett Johanssen plays the zookeeper and the chemistry between her and Damon works well. The kids and I loved it!
Dec 30, 2011
Very well done movie that just makes you feel good, and is great for the whole family.
Jan 1, 2012
Good movie for kids. We thought the story line was more about the zoo itself, there was another story line as well which we felt took a bit to long to get to the better part, the zoo.
Jan 7, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
A cute movie based on a true story about a former reporter played by Matt Damon who brought a home that is connected to a run-down zoo, and how he and family turn this zoo around. It was directed by Cameron Corowe which isn't his best work, but it's a good movie. I also admire the performances from Scarlett Johansson and Elle Fanning. I love these two actresses, especially Elle Fanning, who is my favorite young actress right now. You will like this movie if you don't expect much from this movie.
Feb 5, 2012
This is a great family movie. I really enjoyed it.
Feb 24, 2012
Very good, fun movie!

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