Review on 'we bought a zoo'

Quick review on 'we bought a zoo' 

It was always been a dream of mine to own a zoo, which I know will never happen, but I thought it would be lovely to watch this dream in a film. This film had me in tears from the start, it is such a simple romantic fairy tale story. 

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. featuring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. 

The film is actually based on a real zoo, Dartmoor Zoo park
and the story is based on how the owner of the zoo came about owning the zoo. 

I don't want to give too much away at all, because you really do need to sit down, grab a cuppa and put it on for a good hour or so. 

Here is some background information on benjamin Mee from the Dartmoor zoo website

In 2006, the Mee family came across Dartmoor Wildlife Park, a dilapidated zoo with a poor reputation and in massive financial difficulty. Rather than running a mile, the family were struck by the fact that if a purchaser couldn't be found, the vast majority of the animals would have been destroyed. They forged forwards, bought the zoo, saved the animals, and fought to get the zoo ready to re-open which it finally did in July 2007 under the new name of Dartmoor Zoological Park.

It was a difficult time, made much harder by the return of his wife Katherine's brain tumour, which sadly this time was terminal, and looking after his two young children. His story was documented within 'We Bought A Zoo', and he now conducts talks to inspire people to never give up, no matter what life throws at you. You can find out more about Benjamin, his story, and his motivational talks by visiting his website. 

I have decided to visit Dartmoor Zoo sometime this year and see the story for myself. 
I rate the film a good 9/10 .. the only thing that would make it a 10, if there baby cubs shown! :) 

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