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We Bought A Zoo

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
We Bought A Zoo


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A memoir by Benjamin Mee, tells the true account of how the author and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside. Mee, along with his children, had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, with dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.
Title: We bought a zoo
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Bonus feature: It's a zoo.
Release date: Apr. 3, 2012.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
CPL DVD# 6357927
Summary: A memoir by Benjamin Mee, tells the true account of how the author and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside. Mee, along with his children, had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, with dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.
Audience: MPAA rating PG CMPDA rating (CAN) PG CMPDA rating (QUE) G.
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Report This Dec 12, 2013
  • sewert rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

when I saw it for the frist time, I could not wate to see it again.I love that movie. it is so nice. I just want to see it a 1000 time's. I also love to go to the zoo.I will be going to the zoo soon.

Report This Oct 07, 2013
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Cheesy feel-good fare, solid choice for a rainy Sunday afternoon but hardly a life-altering experience. The extended interviews with the real Benjamin Mee and family in the bonus material may well have been the most interresting part.

Report This Sep 23, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

I started watching this with my kids, but after the first few minutes decided to watch it by myself first so I would know where to hit fast forward. Adult themes, some foul language, some sexual innuendo, and dark and graphic art work, definitely make this a PG-13 in my house.

Report This Jul 10, 2013
  • pliao92 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great family movie that has a lot of meanings. One can learn so much about animals, families and what is important in life. I suggest that you borrow this movie.

Report This Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a heartwarming story about optimism, new beginnings and second chances. This movie will appeal to all audiences young and old. It plays a fun family movie as well as a comedy and quirky romance all in one. The actors for this film could not have been handpicked more perfectly especially Maggie Elizabeth Jones; and the fact that the film is based on a true story makes it all the more adorable. This movie can be enjoyed by any audience; however mild coarse language is present. The plot of this film is very creative and engaging as it depicts the struggle between father and son as they cope with the death of the boy’s mother. However the film does not reside in a grieving tone and most of the film is very uplifting, positive and sends a good message. In conclusion, I strongly recommend this film is very worthwhile to watch and is filled with witty sarcasm and humor.

Report This Apr 06, 2013
  • shadyladynz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Waited for ages to see this. Thoroughly enjoyed the story, all the more so for being based on a true story. Maggie is totally cute!

Report This Feb 20, 2013
  • SpencerSpencer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cheesy and gooey like a fondue, but I kind of enjoyed it. Not really wanting to see this film, I watched it reluctantly and was pleasantly surprised that I got into it.Verging on feel-good, this movie left me feeling happier and kinder. Not bad, especially good film to watch with teens.

Report This Dec 10, 2012
  • bijum rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Cheesy beyond belief

Report This Nov 12, 2012
  • NovelBookWorm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good family movie ;) Maggie who plays Rosie is sooo cute!!

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  • red_worm_32 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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  • sewert rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • BlossomVonYumYum rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A story surrounding a single dad and his kids on their journey to start their life afresh as they move to their new home in one of the most unexpected places, a zoo. They meet many trails and tests on their way but with a little love, hard work and the help of the eccentric zoo staff they are able to return the zoo back to its former beauty and transform their own lives along the way.

A dad, whose wife had recently died, tries to help his young kids surivie by buying a house with a zoo....and hopes he an take care of his childern...

Report This Jul 01, 2012
  • Ira_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A dad, whose wife had recently died, tries to help his young kids surivie by buying a house with a zoo....and hoping that the staff will become part of their family...

Report This Jul 01, 2012
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A father, whose wife recently died, desperatly tries to raise his two kids....wants a new start and decided to buy a house with a zoo on it's property, to try and help save the animals....

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Report This Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Death - This film contains content surrounding a passing family member however the material is covered delicately. Grief – The older son in the film deals with the loss of his mother by creating slightly disturbing drawings Alcohol is shown The film addresses that the Easter Bunny does not exist

Report This Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Mild, but frequently used

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Report This Jul 02, 2013
  • fearlessforever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

• ‘20 seconds. Just 20 seconds of insane courage, just embarrassing bravery, and I promise you, something amazing will come of it.’

Report This Sep 08, 2012
  • toque rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Why not?``

Report This Jul 01, 2012
  • Ira_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We are a family...we can accomplish anything and everything together"....

Report This Jul 01, 2012
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We can help the animals and help our family, if we work together"...

Report This May 26, 2012
  • BlossomVonYumYum rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” ~Benjamin Mee

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Benjamin Mee interview

Report This Jun 24, 2013
  • tgwilliams rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

'We Bought A Zoo' Trailer

The trailer for Cameron Crowe's new film. 'We Bought A Zoo' starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and Thomas Haden Church.

We bought a Zoo Trailer

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