You’ve heard of a family moving out of the bustling city to the serenity of rural life before, but have you heard of one moving to an animal park? Probably not, but in We Bought a Zoo, a despondent Benjamin Mee, tired of spinning his tires in the proverbial mud and desperately looking to strengthen the strained ties with his children did just that with his family. It apparently worked, because 20th Century Fox picked up the rights to his book and the story is now their feel good movie for the Christmas season. The trailer is standard fare, although I suspect it’ll still make some choke up.
We Bought a Zoo stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, Stephanie Szostak and John Michael Higgins.
Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
We Bought a Zoo relocates to US theaters on December 23, 2011 and UK theaters on March 16, 2012.