Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We Bought A Zoo

Over the Christmas holiday, the family usually gets together to see a movie. This year (on both sides) no one could come to a decision on what to see. That led us to see We Bought A Zoo. I think that sums up the movie pretty well.

This is the non-offensive story of a family who has lost their matriarch. Everyone is set a drift and looking for something to bring them together. That something is a property that houses a zoo. Adorableness and slight hilarity ensue.

For the second time in 2011, Matt Damon (Contagion) gets to stretch his "dad" acting muscles. I can see why he would want to do so. Working with the once great Cameron Crowe, who's been lying low since Elizabethtown.

The main problem is there aren't any real stakes. If they don't get the zoo going, the family can walk away. Sure they'll have some money issues, but nothing that every American isn't facing with the housing decline. Even the bad guy inspector is basically a non-issue. The movie is cutesy pretending to be heart. It reminds me of Jerry Maguire, which I also felt rang false.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?

TV or Streaming?

Would your parents like it?


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