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 120 reviews

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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.

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age 11+

I love this movie

I love this movie so much. It has the heart felt feeling of true family. It shows the good, the bad and the ugly. It shows the love of a parent in this case the love of a father who will do anything. It's extremely rare to find good movies these days that share this outlook. Definitely recommend as a family movie!

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