CommonSenseMedia's Review of We Bought a Zoo

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ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

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Parents need to know that director Cameron Crowe's drama inspired by real-life events revolves around a family dealing with the loss of a beloved mother. As such, some moments of reminiscing and discussion about her death may be too sad/intense for younger kids. There's also quite a bit of swearing for a PG-rated movie (including "s--t"), some social drinking and flirting, creepy images (in drawings by an unhappy teenage boy), and the implication that the Easter Bunny isn't real. Nevertheless, We Bought a Zoo (which stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson) is a heartfelt and inspiring film about how a family pulls through difficulty and how being with animals -- and those who care for them -- can help heal the soul. USER REVIEWS See all user reviews (192) PARENTS SAY See 86 parent reviewsage 12+ Review this title! KIDS SAY See 106 kid reviewsage 11+ Review this title!
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Okfor ages12+