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We Bought a Zoo Review

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Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children. Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (Johansson) and her dedicated team. With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo. Now, Benjamin is no longer reporting an adventure story; he’s living it in his own backyard. We Bought a Zoo is available to purchase on April 3.

We Bought a Zoo ReviewWe Bought a Zoo Review  We Bought a Zoo Review: We did not see this in the theaters when it came out, even though my eight-year-old wanted to. When this arrived the other day, he was pretty excited to watch it. I, on the other hand, was not, even though Matt Damon was in it. I kept putting it off, to me it just didn’t seem interesting. Well when he decided to watch it for the third time, I watched it with him. This was such a heartwarming story. My friend warned me that she cried during it. I thought unless you REALLY love animals and ones dies then what would make you cry? Now I get it. It is more than a story about a father and his two kids buying a house with a zoo. It is a love story, not only between a Dad and his kids but between a husband and his one true love. Even though it is rated PG, there were quite a few curse words in it that really didn’t need to be especially for a PG film. My four year old even said, “I didn’t hear that!” when they said  s**t. Other than the language it was a good movie, better than I thought it would be.

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WE BOUGHT A ZOO Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features

  • Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy including theatrical film
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes

o   Elevator Empathy

o   A Gift From Ronnie

o   Life is Elemental

o   Thank You, Rhonda

o   Rosie Names Her Peacocks

o   Quick Learner

o   Just Can’t Get a Handle On It

o   So Much Bloodshed

o   Buster is Loose

o   Utterly Free / Nobody Died

o   I Make My Own Hours

o   The Stuff is Alive

o   We’re Living The Story

o   Disaffected Youth

o   It’s Their Zoo, Too

o   Goodnight Big Mac

o   Such a Cliché

o   Sorry About the Rain

o   Benjamin’s Big Speech

o   Opening Day

  • Gag Reel
  • “The Real Mee”
  • “We Shot a Zoo”
  • “Their Happy is Too Loud”
  • Audio Commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, Star J.B. Smoove, and Editor Mark Livolsi
Download the We Bought a Zoo Companion Study Guide. This guide talks about important concepts of the film like hope, grace, and courage.
We Bought A Zoo Study Guide

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Disclosure: I was provided with product for this review. All views and opinions with regard to the products or the company are my own and were not influenced by the company.

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