We Bought a Zoo Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church

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From the American director Cameron Crowe, 'We Bought a Zoo' released in 2011. It is a true story. Benjamin (Matt Damon) and he and his family really did buy a zoo. The Dartmoor Zoological Park in Devon, England, was opened in 1968, and closed in 2006. Scarlett Johansson is the head of the zoo's animal keepers. When nothing went well for the zoo, Benjamin bought it. At first he was looking to buy a house far from the city. He just lost his wife and so much unhappy with his son and daughter. After he knew that it is really a zoo around their house, he tried to escape from it. But he realized later that it would have been an adventure which could boost up his family. He finally able to made the zoo famous out of nothing with his brilliant efforts.   
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Best part of story, including ending: A family father who tries to find a peace for his family after the lost of his wife. An emotional true story that can make you cry. It is really a film to watch.

Best scene in story: At the very end of the film, when Benjamin brings his son and daughter at a coffee shop where he met his wife many years ago for the first time, it made me cry.

Opinion about the main character: Benjamin is a careful father who could do anything to make his family happy. Really a perfect character for a father. I like him.

The review of this Movie prepared by Mehdi Hasan a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   cute/silly creature How much humor v. drama    -   More drama than serious humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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