Thursday, May 3, 2012

Now I Want a Zoo

Not really  ~ but I just watched "We Bought a Zoo."

 I've been wanting to see it for a while now and I'm so glad I did. It was such a good movie. It stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

 Matt Damon is an adventure writer recently widowed and looking for a fresh start for himself and his family. He finds a house he loves only to find out it comes with a zoo ~ so he figures "why not" which is really what the movie is about. The answer to so many questions should be "Why Not."

 I have to say the little girl who plays Benjamin Mee (Damon)'s daughter just steals the show. Her name is Maggie Elizabeth Jones and she just melts your heart. Also, Mee's son played by Colin Ford was totally believable as an angst filled teenager (especially since I have one of those myself). You'll also recognize Dakota Fannings not so little sister Elle Fanning. She has an unforgettable smile. She was also in "Super 8" which I loved.

 It was just a great family film full of great moments.   How fun would it be (maybe just for a little while) to live among the animals in a zoo? To help take care of them and get to know them.  Be a part of something that amazing.

Matt Damon outdoes himself as the widow still so in love with his wife ~ yet still trying to move on for his family. In this movie he finds his greatest adventure of all. I highly recommend this for family movie night. You won't be sorry.