Really enjoyed a feel good movie
Maybe a movie that youngsters would enjoy, but I just didn't. It was too self-conscious, overly sentimental, and everytime the surname was uttered, you had to know it was "Meeeee", just for effect. The movie could have been a flatform for awareness into the plight of endangered species, and though there was a mere mention, it could have greatly expanded that. But the animals were just props for the movie and it was the people and their cartoonish behaviour that was the focus. I was annoyed that there was no sweep of the actual zoo by the camera: most of the scenes where fairly closed in on certain enclosures. And, of course, there's that advertising: you're watching a 'nice' movie and suddenly 'screech' there's that advertising message again - this happened on four occassions. And finally, a word on the over-sentimentality - quote: 14 year old boy says to 12 year old girl : "...I love your sign! I love you!" Gag...
Enjoyable family movie - I thought I would hate it but ended up liking it.
Had trouble watching this DVD as it stopped and started two thirds of the way through.. Other than that it was a great movie
another great film by Matt D.
A great, feel-good movie, without being a chick flick. Nice performances by all!
corny but really enjoyable. A really feel-good movie - great for all the family.
Good movie - just a couple of actors who were a bit over the top!!!!
A pleasant but lightweight movie, no real character development...but it was the type of movie I wanted to watch to relax, so found it quite enjoyable
Story theme is good. Details of the plot could be better.
Excellent movie but disc kept freezing towards the end
not bad but not as good as i thought it would be
Great kids movie they loved it!
Easy viewing. A little implausible but good PG stuff.
Did not enjoy this one - poor acting and too predictable.
Probably a good family movie, not so good for adults. Story line very weak and predictable. Acting was so.. so..
It's a heart-warming movie with amazing actors and amazing animals. The plot of the movie is unbelieveable, yet the fact it's a true story is really inspiring. The whole script was amazing and I could not give you a better movie no matter what age, it's a great emotional rollercoaster.
Movie for young kids, weak storyline very basic, based on a true story. Two top quality actors as leads which was surprising seeing it was such a basic movie. Very predictable not recommended for adults.
Feel good family story with a happy ending if you like that sort of thing.....a little slow in parts. Not totally believable though.
A great family movie. The way the leads dealt with the sadness was a great conversation starter for our young/ high school age family
I really enjoyed this. It was nice to watch a decent movie that didn't include sex scenes or swearing or violence yet told a good story. The acting was good, the story was interesting and I liked the fact that it was based on a true story. One to watch.
A great move to be enjoyed by all. A little bit sad
I thought this movie was entertaining and a very easy movie to watch. Funny, kept you watching it. Very entertaining.
Enjoyed by the whole family
Really loved this family movie
I adored this movie. It made me smile, laugh and cry. The animals sometimes steal the show from the human cast. Good for kids and adults alike. Matt Damon in his most likeable role so far.
very good movie. a few tears.
What a fantastic and moving movie, matt Damon was a star. Excellent
Great movie for all the family, humour and fun. Glad to watch this one. Loved Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson, great actors for a great movie. A movie with a good feel to it.
Some people are hard to please and I wonder where their heart is, or if they even have one.
It's light entertainment and tells a story for the open minded
Absolutely fantastic movie. Great on so many levels. Most definitely a movie to recommend. Feel good, funny and a little bit romantic.
Gorgeous, sweet and very watchable. Love Matt Damon in anything and he did himself proud with this one. I would recommend it to all the family.
A great movie for animal lovers. Explores the changing relationship between a father and his children following the death of a wife and mother. He buys a zoo to make a new start in life but life is complicated by having to liase with the staff and a frosty at times relationship with the female head keeper. The zoo re-opens successfully but the film ends there leaving the possibility of a sequel.
A very easy to watch, pleasant movie. It's nice to know that it's based on a true story.
I'm a huge Matt Damon fan but this is probably his weakest effort. Cutesy, sappy Disney junk. And if they kept showing that little girl being cute, I was going to throw up. Really disappointing, cliche after cliche and we all know how it's going to end.
great movie my 13yr old daughter rated this as a 5 star movie and watched it all the time
This movie is terrible and offers no thought process and tells you what to think... Watched 20minutes then had to turn of due to eye rolling nausea
Glaringly obvious what the story line was about right from the onset, and exactly where it was going. Yawn...couldn't punish myself to watch whole movie.
A beautiful family movie that entertained everyone
A very heart warming story, loved that it was factual. Matt Damon can do no wrong! The only sad bits were at the end, but done beautifully.
Very entertaining movie if you are well prepared to suspend reality. If you just go with the flow and treat it like a fictional story, it's very enjoyable. I thought it was worth it just for the cute little girl alone.
Loved the animals, but probably longer than it really needed to be. The little girl was adorable.
This is a film all can safely watch. I am happy that no killing and stupid background 'music' spoiled it! Filmed at a real Zoo with the story taken from real life it is also educational. I only wish more of this type of movie s would be available.
Good feel good movie - son needed to shovel some Lion droppings. Easy watching.
Rubbish! Another example of Hollywood taking a great real life story and turning it into drivel.
THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE AND THE ACTORS (ESPECIALLY THE LITTLE DAUGHTER) DID AN EXCELLENT JOB.
MATT DAMON WAS PERFECT OR THE JOB TOO.
Just a movie. The story was weak and Matt Damon should stick to the movies he does best.
I really enjoyed this movie!
Great movie, really enjoyable
Sweet family film. Great score. Beautiful to watch.
Excellent movie. Not much more to say other than to watch it!
Very good family movie. Believable and not to down and out. A good watch
I absolutely loved it. What a great feel good movie.
We both 58yrs & 67 yrs -enjoyed this movie, a great family movie to be enjoyed by all.
Really good movie that all the family can watch. You will love Matt Damon in this part.
Disappointed with the overall movie but apparently it was a true story. With such a great lineup of actors and the fact that there were all the zoo animals it just could have been a lot a better.
As a huge animal lover you got me at the title, but the characters are what keep you interested. Matt Damon is superb and Colin Ford is exceptional as his teenage son, struggling not only with their recent family tragedy, but with growing up.
Elle Fanning is lovely - just as talented as her big sister Dakota.
One special feature? I wanted more! But the Featurette Behind the Scenes look at the animal trainers was a great insight into the Professionals who went into putting the action together.
As one of the tag lines of the film aptly says, "Come for the Animals, Stay for the Humans".
Great for the whole family!
A lovely family movie. Matt Damon is a very versatile actor.
The whole family enjoyed this movie, loved the animals the story and the Scenery
Great movie, it was enjoyed by the whole family.
This was a great family movie. Totally crazy!
This movie is awesome. The kids loved it, the adults loved it. Nice story.
Great family movie, everybody loved it.
This should be a really good family movie, cos it has all the right elements. Great cast, great story, great feel-good premise. But it just doesn't get there. There are moments where you think its going to break out of its dullness, then it just relapses. An ok flick if you're not doing anything better.
some bits of it were good..It should have been called "All About My Dead Wife". ... or maybe "We Bought A Zoo And Brought Mommy's Ghost With Us And She's The Star Of The Movie". I did like that it was based on a true story. The little girl is a delight!
I always think Cameron Crowe will do good because Almost Famous was so wonderful but then I remember Jerry McGuire and Elizabethtown and now this piece of regurgitated fairy floss phlegm.
I thoroughly enjoyed this true life story, and I shed a few tears as well, but it was overall a good story suitable for all ages. Recommend it to anyone!
Really enkpjoyed this movie, it's one of those movies which is meaningful and makes you smile in parts, cry in parts and overall feel good. The young daughter steals the limelight so many times. I did not know it was based on a true story.
The kids loved it, me - well !!
This was a great movie, a bit teary in parts but definitely worth watching
Great family movie I really enjoyed it
A good family movie on how they deal with death.If you love animals you will love this.
Great family movie, Matt Damon was at his best in this one.
Loved this one. Well cast and a lovely story.
Pleasant movie with good actors and nice animals in it.
Just loved this from start to finish. Highly recommend to all.
A lovely family movie....very enjoyable.
Quite a lovely movie. One for the whole family.
Entertaining family movie. Good casting except the 6 or 7 year old daughter who looked and acted more like a 4 year old.
Yeah - good easy watching flick.
great family movie. could watch that again and again. Fantastic.
A really enjoyable family flick. Very easy watching, with a lovely blend of both serious and fun takes of real life events. Highly recommend as a family pick.
this is a feel good movie, i enjoyed it!
A wonderful family movie, guaranteed to entertain from 9 to 90 yrs and tick all the right boxes. This would be a good one to have in your own DVD collection to put on anytime.
A most enjoyable movie. If you love animals and people you will love this movie. A true feel-good movie with a few tear-jerking moments interspersed throughout. Leaves you in a contented mood.
Pleasant, if very predictable; a good 20 minutes too long however.