We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by Julie Yorn and Cameron Crowe.  The screenplay was written by Aline Brosh McKenna and Cameron Crowe and is based on ‘We Bought a Zoo’ by Benjamin Mee.

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Rated:  PG (movie contains language and thematic elements)
Run Time:  2h 4min
Release Date:  December 23, 2011 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director:  Cameron Crowe
Studio:  20th Century Fox




We Bought a Zoo stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Agnus MacFadyen, Elle Fanning, John Michael Higgins, Carla Gallo, J. B. Smoove, Stephanie Szostak and Patrick Fugit.

We Bought a Zoo is the true story of Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon), a Los Angeles journalist whose wife Katherine (Stephanie Szostak) leaving Benjamin alone to work and raise their to kids, Dylan (Colin Ford) and Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones).  Needing a fresh start, Benjamin quits his job and moves his children to an 18-acre property containing the Rosemoor Wildlife Park.  Though closed for years, Rosemoor is still home to many animals, cared for by Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson) and her small staff.  Mee opens his heart and his checkbook as he, Kelly and the others work to renovate and reopen the zoo.

Movie Quotes

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” – Benjamin Mee 
“Yay, we bought a zoo.” – Rosie Mee

“You’re funny with everyone else, but never with me. Which I find funny!” – Dylan Mee

“You don’t want me, I’m full of scotch, bitterness and impure thoughts.” – Peter MacCready

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee

Scarlett Johansson as Kelly Foster

Thomas Haden Church as Duncan Mee

Colin Ford as Dylan Mee

Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Rose Mee

Angus MacFadyen as Peter McCready

Elle Fanning as Lily Miska

John Michael Higgins as Walter Ferris

Carla Gallo as Rhonda Blair

J. B. Smoove as Mr. Stevens

Stephanie Szostak as Katherine Mee

Patrick Fugit as Robin Jones