We Bought a Zoo review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/05/12
A newly widowed Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) tries to forget the past by purchasing a house with a zoo. He does this to make his children, 7-year-old daughter, Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), and 14-year-old son, Dylan (Colin Ford) happy. Benjamin is assisted by Kelly (Scarlett Johansson), the head keeper. Damon solid as always in dramas while the gorgeous Johansson shows sincerity in her role. Wonderful soundtrack as always since it is the trademark from the director. If only it were more realistic and likened to the real story (Zoo was in England, Benjamin was British, took 2 years to purchase the zoo, etc.). Not sure why people take stories and tweak them, still it was entertaining enough. We Bought a Zoo is a good family flick (though there were a couple of swears) that touches on letting go, family and love.