Wonderful family drama pushes the limits with language.
I really liked We Bought a Zoo. I liked it a lot. The story was sweet and the acting was superb. To be honest with you, I strive for movies like these. I'm a fourteen year old boy who is supposed to be into violence and stuff and while I like stuff like that, a good drama can do a lot more than any superhero movie can. Dramas can relate to you personally that really makes you think about your life. In my opinion, We Bought a Zoo really does that. It does that well. In the film Matt Damon plays a single dad that recently lost his wife. He and his kids relationships are at steak. In a crazy attempt to get his family back on track he buys a zoo not knowing what it will bring him and hopes for the best. The film itself mostly feels very realistic. Matt Damon was excellent at his role and did a great job. This film really can make you think about how important family is and how getting through hard things is essential to life. There were a few complaints I had. For instance there was a teenage romance. I really liked the teenage romance and I thought it was really cute and sweet. The problem with though was it was somewhat unrealistic. There also was a dispute between one character and another and one of the characters would rage screaming he would kill the other character. It obviously was for humor purposes but it was not realistic too. Although those can easily be put aside with all the other things the film does right. Also, for a PG film the language was pretty intense. S*** was used a good 3-4 times and little girl said d*** and it was not the mild D word. In my opinion this film is more for a older family with mature pre-teens and teens. Overall, this is a must see. With very mild problems and a great story, We Bought a Zoo is very well done.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much swearing