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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. »

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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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How We Determine Our Grades

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

Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church
Studio: 2011 Twentieth Century Fox
Website: Official site for We Bought A Zoo.

Detailed Review

The last thing Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) wants is more sympathy—real or affected. Following the death of his wife Katherine (Stephanie Szostak) he’s been inundated with lasagnas from single… 
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Why Is We Bought A Zoo Rated PG?

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