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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 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 one 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.
WE BOUGHT A ZOO Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features
- Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy including theatrical film
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- 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
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