MOVIES: We Bought a Zoo (2012) and Zookeeper (2012)

Still playing 2012 catch-up — here are two movies about zoos I saw last year, neither of which really needs a full-length review, so both of which I’m going to haikiew (haiku-review) for you instead.  I enjoyed both of these films, and I think they’d be excellent picks for parents looking for funny, good-natured movies to watch with their kids, but they aren’t, like, brilliant or anything.

weboughtWe Bought a Zoo

Widower buys zoo
To save family from grief.
It’s cheesy but sweet.

Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Colin Ford, Elle Fanning, Angus Macfadyen, Peter Riegert
[Netflix it | Buy it]

zookeeperThe Zookeeper

Talking animals
Counsel lovelorn zookeeper.
Also cheesy but sweet!

(Hmm, notice a theme?)

Cast: Kevin James (kinda have a dorky crush on Kevin James, by the way, which is why I rented this one) Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, Ken Jeong, Donnie Wahlberg, Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Judd Apatow
[Netflix it | Buy it]

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2 Responses to “MOVIES: We Bought a Zoo (2012) and Zookeeper (2012)”

  1. RogerBW Says:

    The Zookeeper looked quite remarkably dire from the trailer, all body function jokes and people behaving like idiots, so I’m glad it turned out better.

    • megwood Says:

      Oh, don’t take my word for it, Rog! All my taste is in my mouth, as my dad likes to say! I’m a sucker for Kevin James — girl can’t help it. 🙂

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