Apr 20, 2012

We Bought a Zoo, Movie Review

As a huge Matt Damon fan for a bazillion years, this could have been called We bought a new broom, and I'd have been up for watching it.  Seriously, Good Will Hunting...one of the best movies ever! I really didn't think I could be anymore in love with Matt Damon.  But him, as a dad. A single dad. A single, widower dad. Really? How can you not want to crawl through the screen and just hug him?
Yes, I know, it's a part.  He IS a dad in real life, but he has a gorgeous wife. Blah blah blah. Maybe I'm biased but I think he's a fabulous actor that truly makes me fall in love with his characters!

We watched this movie as a family and my youngest (4) didn't stay interested too long.  But the older two enjoyed it once they'd bought the zoo.  But I loved the whole thing.  It is sort of a romantic sweet story, not the type of stuff my kids usually go for.  There are funny parts and a couple suspenseful parts with the animals.  It is definitely one I will personally watch again, but probably without the kids, at least for now.


Featuring Family Friendly Audio Track The Whole Family Will Go Wild for this Heartwarming Adventure Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download April 3

This Easter, be unpredictable, do something crazy and embrace your wild side! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents an inspiring adventure based on a true story of one man who brought a zoo back to life and family back together in WE BOUGHT A ZOO, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download April 3. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and starring Matt Damon (Contagion, True Grit), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Thomas Haden Church (Easy A, Sideways), WE BOUGHT A ZOO is “a sweet-natured tale…that you’ll want to see with your kids” (Liz Braun, Jam! Movies).

Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.  Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city 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 (Johansson) 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 it in his own backyard.

Featuring an incredible musical score composed by Jónsi of the band Sigur Rós, the WE BOUGHT A ZOO Blu-ray is loaded with over 2½ hours of special features including 20 deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, star J.B. Smoove (The Sitter, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Editor Mark Livolsi, and more. The film also features an English Family Friendly Audio Track that earned the Dove Seal of Approval.  The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for an average retail price of $24.99 and $19.99 respectively

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this movie for review purposes. However, all opinions expressed are my own honest, personal feedback.

1 comment:

  1. I had heard this was worth seeing when it was in the theaters but then I forgot again. I'm glad you reminded me. Now I will make a point to watch it. Thanks!


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