We Bought a Zoo
- 2h 4min
- Directed by: Cameron Crowe
- Written by: Cameron Crowe, Aline Brosh McKenna
- Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlet Johansson
The clue is in the title: recently widowed father-of-two Benjamin (Damon) quits his job and sets about saving a dilapidated zoo. The sharp humour and unique characterisation that characterised Crowe's best work seems to have been vetoed; great actors are wasted in empty roles and the result is broad, sentimental and dishearteningly average.
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We Bought a Zoo22 Feb 2012
Dishearteningly average movie from Cameron Crowe
(PG)124min Disappointingly, after Elizabethtown, writer/director Cameron Crowe is just as bogged down in the valley of mediocrity with his new offering. The story of Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon), a recently widowed father-of-two who gives up his successful…
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