We Bought A Zoo parents guide

We Bought A Zoo

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.

Release date December 23, 2011

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

Why is We Bought A Zoo rated PG? The MPAA rated We Bought A Zoo PG for language and some thematic elements.

Run Time: 124 minutes

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We Bought A Zoo
Rating & Content Info

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Why is We Bought A Zoo rated PG? We Bought A Zoo is rated PG by the MPAA for language and some thematic elements.

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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We Bought A Zoo
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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

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Cast and Crew

We Bought A Zoo is directed by Cameron Crowe and stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of We Bought A Zoo movie is April 3, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: We Bought A Zoo

Release Date: 3 April 2012

We Bought a Zoo release to home video as a Blu-ray Combo Pack. Bonus extras include:

- Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy of feature film

- Deleted & Extended Scenes: Elevator Empathy, A Gift From Ronnie, Life is Elemental, Thank You, Rhonda, Rosie Names Her Peacocks, Quick Learner, Just Can’t Get a Handle On It, So Much Bloodshed, Buster is Loose, Utterly Free / Nobody Died, I Make My Own Hours, The Stuff is Alive, We’re Living The Story, Disaffected Youth, It’s Their Zoo, Too, Goodnight Big Mac, Such a Cliché, Sorry About the Rain, Benjamin’s Big Speech and Opening Day.

- Gag Reel

- “The Real Mee”

- “We Shot a Zoo”

- “Their Happy is Too Loud”

- Audio Commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, Star J.B. Smoove and Editor Mark Livolsi

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