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We Bought a Zoo

Posted In Movies - By KidsMug On Monday, March 5th, 2012 With 0 Comments

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

We Bought A Zoo is a heart-warming, fun movie. The casting is a good as you could wish for and if I had to choose, I’d pick this as my favorite Matt Damon film. For anyone who loves animals, and I have to confess I’m about head of the line as one of them, this is a marvelous picture with not only the people personalities shining forth, but so too the animals. In most cases, we all know that the brief film clips shown prior to the movie are supposed to be showing the best of the picture. In this case, that is far from the truth. I almost passed this delightful movie up because all I could think of was, if this is the best there is…I don’t think so. I’m so glad I opted to see it in spite of my reservations. Who ever picked the preview clips should be fired…or retrained, perhaps, because what they went with most certainly didn’t do this movie justice. Not even close. It’s a really enjoyable movie and I’d recommend it to everyone.

Cast overview, first billed only:

  • Matt Damon Benjamin Mee
  • Scarlett Johansson Kelly Foster
  • Thomas Haden Church Duncan Mee
  • Colin Ford Dylan Mee
  • Maggie Elizabeth Jones Rosie Mee
  • Angus Macfadyen Peter MacCready
  • Elle Fanning Lily Miska
  • Patrick Fugit Robin Jones
  • John Michael Higgins Walter Ferris
  • Carla Gallo Rhonda Blair
  • J.B. Smoove Mr. Stevens
  • Stephanie Szostak Katherine Mee
  • Michael Panes Principal
  • Kym Whitley Cashier
  • Todd Stanton San Diego Vet

To watch the movie trailer just follow this link:

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