Admittedly, when I get sent to review an “adult” movie, I am like a kid in the candy store. Growing up, I went to the movies with my dad at least twice a month, so I am a huge fan of film. And then, of course, throw in some Matt Damon…
From Director Cameron Crowe, We Bought a Zoo had me tearing up often all the while laughing and enjoying a great movie. Is it perfect? No. But it’s a feel good movie that tugs at your heart and makes you want to hug the ones you love a little tighter.
In many ways, taking over a zoo is a metaphor for raising children… you go in knowing it will be hard work, but nothing can quite prepare you for just how tough it can be at times. And just when you think you can’t go on, you experience one of the most amazing moments of your life.
It was these sorts of scenes throughout the film that make it worthy of a holiday release, a time to take notice of your surroundings and be grateful for what you have. So, enjoy your family and enjoy this film – your heart will thank you.
They say: WE BOUGHT A ZOO is a funny, inspiring and true story about the magical power of family to persevere in the face of extraordinary challenges. This is acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe’s (Jerry Maguire) first motion picture for all audiences, and stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church. Damon portrays a single dad who, looking to give his family a much-needed fresh start, moves to a home situated in the middle of a zoo, which he and his two children will attempt to bring back to its once glorious state. The film weaves together warmth, laughter and a spirit of optimism that is perfect for the holiday season.
To read Breezy Mama’s interview with the movie’s screenwriter, Aline Brosh-McKenna — click here!