We Bought a Zoo

Genre:  Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family
Running Time:  124 min.
Release Date: December 23, 2011
DVD: April 3, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.98
based on 202 votes and 65 reviews
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Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Elle Fanning, John Michael Higgins


A single dad (Matt Damon) decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory.

Director: Cameron Crowe
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Julie Yorn
Screenplay: Aline Brosh McKenna, Cameron Crowe
Official Site: WeBoughtaZoo.com

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  • 1 star "We bought tickets to a crappy movie, and boy do we regret it!"
  • 5 stars "Nice movie, I like the challenge that main actor had to be a good dad. Good job and sweet to go see with girlfriend."
  • 5 stars "Such an adorable movie. I am an animal lover, and one of my favourite things to do in the summer is visit the zoo! The little girl is also the cutest little thing!"