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Overall B+

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.

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity C+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG for language and some thematic elements.

Why is We Bought A Zoo rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: We Bought A Zoo is rated PG for for language and some thematic elements.

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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.

We Bought A Zoo
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba G
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG