We Bought New Troubles
LeeAnn M. - wrote on 04/04/12
"We Bought a Zoo" is a movie of a young father relocating his two kids to the country for a fresh start six months after the wife and mother passes away. It just so happens that this perfect house in the country has an established zoo in the back yard. The younger girl is excited about the move, but the teenaged son has deep resentment over it.
I heard critics liked it, but I thought it was preachy and melodramatic. It's not Matt Damon's best work. The two little girls in the movie were great. (Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Elle Fanning.) A surprise for me was that Angus Macfadyen was in it. He was hilarious. (If you have not seen Elle Fanning in "Super 8", watch it. She is adorable in it. That movie reminded me of the Stephen Spielberg movies I watched as a kid.)