A widower (Matt Damon) purchases a zoo in order to bring his family back together in this Twentieth Century Fox adaptation of Benjamin Mee's autobiographical memoir. Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) writes and directs based on a script by Aline Brosh McKenna. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
This could have been a Disney movie--it followed the formula. It had a parent who died, a cartoon like villain, an obstacle to be overcome and cute kids. If you like Disney, you'll like this one (I did) If you're looking for Matt Damon to play a Bourne character--don't bother. Scarlet Johanssen was totally wasted in this role..
By far one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. Whatever your age, there is definitely something everyone can appreciate. It's got all the emotions you can ask for in a movie, plenty of laughs, tears and "aw" moments. The little girl is adorable that plays Matt Damon's daughter and the movie overall is just one of the best I've ever seen. 5+ stars for sure!
This movie is funny and moving. It is touching and comedic. How different can a venue or theme be? This is truly a movie that everyone can relate to and rejoice in. See it!! you will cry and better yet, you will laugh.
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Very funny! Scarlett Johansson was wonderful. Benjamin Mee is a very likable character, someone you'd like to hang out with. Maggie Elizabeth Jones was Marvelous. As others have mentioned it is not meant to be a comedy but it is. It is also a movie about grief and figuring out how to survive it.
We rented this for a family movie night (kids 3, 5, 5). They liked the movie, but there were several instances where there's cussing. We weren't really prepared for it, and it pops up several times throughout the movie. If this isn't an issue for you, then I'd recommend the movie