We Bought a Zoo (2011)

124 min.
Plot  Recently widowed Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon), still grieving his loss and dealing with the expulsion of his 14-year-old son, Dylan (Colin Ford), from school, decides to make a fresh start by buying a new house. He tours many houses with his 7-year old daughter, Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), and his realtor, Mr. Stevens (J.B. Smoove), but finds none he likes until his daughter finds a listing with what seems like the perfect house. They drive to an old large house and Benjamin inspects the property, telling his realtor it is perfect. When they hear a lion roar, Stevens explains that the house comes with a zoo in the back, which closed several years before; if they want the house, they must buy the zoo.

Although reluctant at first, Mee decides to buy the zoo when he sees Rosie happily playing with the peacocks. Dylan, however, hates the idea of moving away from his friends and retreats into his artwork which has grown more macabre since the death of his mother. Benjamin's brothe...



Matt Damon
Benjamin Mee
Scarlett Johansson
Kelly Foster
Thomas Haden Church
Duncan Mee
Colin Ford
Dylan Mee
Angus Macfadyen
Peter MacCreedy
Elle Fanning
Lily Miska
Patrick Fugit
Robin Jones
John Michael Higgins
Walter "Walt" Ferris
Carla Gallo
Rhonda Blair
J.B. Smoove
Mr. Stevens
Stephanie Szostak
Katherine Mee
Desi Lydic
Shea Seger
Peter Riegert
Delbert McGinty
Michael Panes
The principal of Dylan and Rosie's school.
Kym Whitley
Eve the Home Depot Clerk.


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We Bought a Zoo
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United States




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