Let's be honest, Crowe's older films had much more energy, honesty and unpredictability. Here, you know immediately what you are getting, and you are getting a lot of it. Family drama, cute animal humor, romance, and the notion that hard work can make you achieve anything. That's...
This holiday season, acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) directs an amazing and true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two... read more
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Release Date: December 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012
Stats: 4,708 reviews
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December 29, 2012
I've always enjoyed Cameron Crowe's work; he has a nice touch that brings a unique viewing experience. With We Bought a Zoo, he crafts a fun little film that does show limitations and could have been a bit better considering the premise of the film. Despite this, this is a fun li...
December 1, 2012
This was okay to watch once. Drags on a bit, but story is nice and cast are good.
September 4, 2012
Much of the story involves our sweet kindly, dear old Dad, trying to get the zoo open and ready for business on time. It's a setup so manipulative, you'd swear it was a screenwriter's device. But We Bought a Zoo is actually adapted from the autobiographical memoirs of writer Benj...
June 20, 2012
Absolutely wonderful!! A feel good, sentimental, sweet, funny movie. Very, very enjoyable!
May 28, 2012
Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Colin Ford, Elle Fanning, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, John Michael Higgins, Angus Macfadyen, Peter Riegert, Stephanie Szostak, J.B. Smoove
Director: Cameron Crowe
Summary: In this adaptation of Benjamin M...
May 23, 2012
Director Cameron Crowe is certainly no stranger to maudlin sentimentality. I have found a few of his films rather good though. I enjoyed "Singles" and "Almost Famous" and despite some critical panning, I found "Vanilla Sky" to be a bit of a darker delicacy from him. Even "Jerry M...
May 22, 2012
Directed (co-written) by Cameron Crowe, 20th Century Fox, 2011.
Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Angus Macfadyen, Carla Gallo, Elle Fanning and John Michael Higgins.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Question: What would you do if your daughter s...
May 8, 2012
Family friendly feel-good film based (loosely) on the true story of Benjamin Mee and the Dartmoor Zoological Park near Sparkwell, England. The script, sentimental as it is, makes little use of its exquisite cast. I expected more of Cameron Crowe.
April 27, 2012fb100000145236770
You can always tell a Cameron Crowe movie from other movies. "Almost Famous", "Jerry Maguire", "Elizabethtown", are all different movies with similar traits. Some comedy, lots of sentimentality, usually a cute kid, and great music. "We Bought a Zoo" has all of that. Matt Damo...
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