27 November 2012


“We Bought a Zoo”


Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) plays a handsome widower bringing up two children (a cute seven-year-old girl, Rosie, and a troubled 14-year-old boy, Dylan), and when he impulsively buys a dilapidated zoo in California, there just happens to be a gorgeous yet sensible woman on staff called Kelly, played by Scarlett Johansson.

Based on the true story of Benjamin Mee, a British writer, the film recounts the family’s experiences as they struggle to come to terms with life, death, loss and discovery, while trying to breathe new life into the run-down zoo at risk of closure by the local authorities.

It’s a heart-warming comedy with many hilarious scenes.

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