We Bought a Zoo | Full Movie

We Bought a Zoo
  • PG
  • 2h 4m
  • 2011
Fresh64%
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Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson co-star in this family film about a single dad who tries to give his family a fresh start by moving to a home situated in the middle of a zoo.
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Fresh64%
Critics Consensus: We Bought a Zoo is a transparently cloying effort by director Cameron Crowe, but Matt Damon makes for a sympathetic central character.
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Family film tackles grief with humor and deep empathy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that director Cameron Crowe's drama inspired by real-life events revolves around a family dealing with the loss of a beloved mother. As such, some moments of reminiscing and discussion about her death may be too sad/intense for younger kids. There's also quite a bit of swearing for a PG-rated movie (including "s--t"), some social drinking and flirting, creepy images (in drawings by an unhappy teenage boy), and the implication that the Easter Bunny isn't real. Nevertheless, We Bought a Zoo (which stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson) is a heartfelt and inspiring film about how a family pulls through difficulty and how being with animals -- and those who care for them -- can help heal the soul.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:December 23, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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