We Bought A Zoo Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD April 3



       Featuring Family Friendly Audio Track The Whole Family Will Go Wild for this Heartwarming Adventure Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download April 3 – Just in Time for Easter


Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost FamousJerry Maguire) and starring Matt Damon (ContagionTrue Grit), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Thomas Haden Church (Easy ASideways), WE BOUGHT A ZOO is “a sweet-natured tale…that you’ll want to see with your kids” (Liz Braun, Jam! Movies).

Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children.  Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (Johansson) and her dedicated team.  With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo.  Now, Benjamin is no longer reporting an adventure story; he’s living it in his own backyard.

Featuring an incredible musical score composed by Jónsi of the band Sigur Rós, the WE BOUGHT A ZOO Blu-ray is loaded with over 2½ hours of special features including 20 deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, star J.B. Smoove (The Sitter, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Editor Mark Livolsi, and more. The film also features an English Family Friendly Audio Track that earned the Dove Seal of Approval.  The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for an average retail price of $24.99 and $19.99 respectively.  

WE BOUGHT A ZOO Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features
  • Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy including theatrical film
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
o   Elevator Empathy
o   A Gift From Ronnie
o   Life is Elemental
o   Thank You, Rhonda
o   Rosie Names Her Peacocks
o   Quick Learner
o   Just Can’t Get a Handle On It
o   So Much Bloodshed
o   Buster is Loose
o   Utterly Free / Nobody Died
o   I Make My Own Hours
o   The Stuff is Alive
o   We’re Living The Story
o   Disaffected Youth
o   It’s Their Zoo, Too
o   Goodnight Big Mac
o   Such a Cliché
o   Sorry About the Rain
o   Benjamin’s Big Speech
o   Opening Day
  • Gag Reel
  • “The Real Mee”
  • “We Shot a Zoo”
  • “Their Happy is Too Loud”
  • Audio Commentary with Director Cameron Crowe, Star J.B. Smoove and Editor Mark Livolsi

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My Review/Thoughts:

Watching this movie was definitely an emotional experience for me.  The story about a dad who loses his wife and has to take care of two hurting children while grieving himself, really struck a chord since it reminded me so much about my sister-in-law (you may remember that she lost her husband in a car accident two years ago).  If you've ever experienced loss, this movie will definitely touch your heart.  Be prepared to have tissues on hand!

I liked the fact that this was a true story about a family going from loss and despair to hope and perseverance.  Although this is a family film, I was surprised at the language in it, even for a PG movie.  There were some cuss words frequently used and a reference that you may find inappropriate to be coming out of a young child's mouth (although used humorously).  I would recommend this for ages 10+ for that reason, as you may find it difficult to explain the reference I am talking about to a younger child (I won't use the exact word, but it refers to a male body part).  

There are some really great themes overall including: hard work, dealing with grief, romance (the teen romance was tastefully represented), and compassion for animals.   Though we were a bit caught off guard by the language, the good story line and themes overshadowed it. 

Matt Damon was definitely perfect in his role as a dad and I hope to see him in more roles like this!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free (a review DVD from Fox Home Entertainment) in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
4 comments on "We Bought A Zoo Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD April 3"
  1. I LOVED the movie!!I wanted to cry sooo many times!

  2. I really want to see this movie. Thanks for letting us know it is coming out in a few days!

  3. Yeah, I do not want to own this because of the language. Totally not needed so this film will not get my support.

  4. I thought this was a great movie, but I definitely agree about the language. My daughters are 13 and 16, but I still don't like taking them to movies with bad language!

    Anyway, I just stopped by from the Alexa Mania Hop! Hope you'll be able to swing by and visit me too!



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