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We Bought a Zoo

Comedy Drama Family


 

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Based on a true story, "We Bought a Zoo" doesn't have a bad bone in its body. It's an adventure with a menagerie of fluffy animals, great and small, and the odd staff who service them. While an underlying story of grief drives the plot, the film lacks the courage to fully explore the strife and emotion. After all, this is as family-friendly as it gets, and in the end nothing can compete with the excitement of a zoo. A ticket that will leave you warm and fuzzy.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 26th December 2011
124 mins