We Bought a Zoo

I watched this movie just this past Sunday. And I really, really liked it. The movie stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and Thomas Haden Church.Here’s the description from IMDB:

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

The movie is based on a true story, and it’s so charming and simple. Matt Damon, who plays Benjamin, just lost his wife 6 years ago, and he’s trying to get a grip on being a single father. He has two kids. Rosie, about 6 or 7, is absolutely adorable! I just want to pinch her cheeks. She plays the innocent but knowing and cute girl. Dylan is the moody teenager trying to deal with his grief, and he’s only 13 or 14 years old.

Elle Fanning is also in the movie, and she’s just so cute! A very down to earth feel.

I mostly enjoyed this movie because it was so simple. It’s a story about companionship and determination.

I’m not sure what else I can say about the movie other than the fact that it’s very heartwarming and feelgood.


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