StoryWe Bought a Zoo is a funny, inspiring and true story about the magical power of family to perservere in the face of extraordinary challenges. This is acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe's first motion picture for all audiences, and stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church.
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 attempt to bring back to its once glorious state. The film weaves together warmth, laughter and a spirit of optimism that is perfect for the holiday season.
Damon's Benjamin Mee is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young kids. Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house on 18 acres outside the city that comes 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 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 his own and it is right in his own backyard.
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- Genre: Drama Movies
- Theme(s): Satire/Parody/Comedy, Family
- Director: Cameron Crowe
- Producer: 20th Century Fox
- Length: 124 Min
- Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Theatrical Release North America Dec 23, 2011 Europe Mar 16, 2012 Japan Jun 8, 2012 Australia Dec 26, 2011
Ratings North America PG Europe PG Japan G Australia PG
Blu-ray Release North America Apr 3, 2012 Australia Feb 5, 2012
DVD Release North America Apr 3, 2012 Australia Feb 5, 2012