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We Bought A Zoo

Feeling lost after the death of his wife, Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) tries to reinvent his life by quitting his job and buying a dilapidated zoo. This meets with mixed reactions from his two children. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 23 Dec 2011
Video Release: 03 Apr 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is We Bought A Zoo Rated PG?

Violence: Characters discuss the theft of a cash box. A man throws darts at the picture of someone he dislikes. An angry boy kicks an animal. A father and son argue loudly. A man confronts a bear that has escaped from his cage. The animal is shot with a tranquilizer. Characters discuss putting down an old animal. Other characters have loud discussions. Characters pull frozen rats out of the freezer to feed reptiles.

Sexual Content: Characters make several sexually suggestive comments. A man makes a veiled lewd remark to a woman. A couple kisses. A picture is seen of a naked pregnant woman with her arms carefully placed to cover private body parts.

Language: A child calls an adult a crude anatomical term. The script also contains over a dozen profanities, scatological slangs and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink on several occasions, sometimes to deal with stress. One character comes to work while drunk.

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