We Bought a Zoo

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Family film tackles grief with humor and deep empathy.

PG 2011 124 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 95 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 123 reviews

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age 15+

beware of language

Beware, Easter Bunny spoiler.. not for your child if they still believe. I agree with many reviews that this story was great and ruined by a little girl calling a man di*k, with comical intent. If my daughter repeated that scene on the playground at school and called someone a d*ck then she'd be sent to the school office and disciplined.

This title has:

Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Heartwarming family flick

Some language, but overall a sweet film that deals with grief, evolving parent relationships, and the complexities of intentional living (sometimes things work out and sometimes life gets harder when you choose to chase a dream). The script is B-list but the A-list actors and story premise elevate this to a great family movie night pick.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

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