July 2012

We Bought a Zoo

This family film is, not surprisingly, a real tear-jerker.

When we saw previews for We Bought a Zoo last year, I knew it was going to be one of those films my daughter would love. It’s about kids who live at a zoo; what kid wouldn’t love it? But what I didn’t expect was that I would also love it myself.

The storyline is about a risk-taking journalist who frequently goes on adventures, not worrying about the cost. His life turns upside down when his wife dies of a long-term illness, and he’s suddenly finding himself with a morbid teen son who keeps getting in trouble at school and a cute seven-year-old daughter who seems to have it more together than he does himself. So what’s an adventuresome dad to do? Buy a zoo, of course.