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Film: We bought a Zoo

Rated PG. Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Based on the true story of British widower Benjamin Mee – who uprooted his family to purchase a zoo...

Rated PG.

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Based on the true story of British widower Benjamin Mee – who uprooted his family to purchase a zoo in Devon – there’s more than meets the eye to this family movie. Cute fuzzy animals are certainly a big feature, but stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and youngster Colin Form transform this from an animal tale to a story about grief and new beginnings.

Director Cameron Crowe has adapted the story to suit a US audience and although some scenes are clumsy, it’s still very moving.

Rating: 3/5.

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