This was one of those movies me and my fiancé decided to watch because it was on TV and there was nothing else. He wanted to see it more than I did, but in the end I was glad that we had watched it.
We Bought a Zoo tells the struggle of Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) and his two children, Dylan (Colin Ford) and Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), after the death of their mother. Living in the city, Benjamin decides it’s time to move on. Quitting his job, he begins to look for a new place to live and finds it out in a country area. However, he quickly discovers that the house is part of a zoo. Literally. And buying the house means also buying the zoo. Benjamin decides to take the challenge and begins to work with the staff in rebuilding the zoo to reopen it to the public.
Based off a true story, We Bought a Zoo is the perfect family movie. It shows how one family’s struggle turned into a new adventure that they hadn’t expected, and the heart touching ending didn’t disappoint, either.