Back when I used to work at the cinema Boxing Day was the one day of the year I never really wanted to work, it is by far the busiest day of the year and over the year’s boxing day releases have been sometimes the best family movies of the year, we will be highlighting this years Boxing Day Releases and first up is WE BROUGHT A ZOO starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church and Elle Fanning.
It’s been nearly 6 years since Cameron Crowe (Elizabeth Town, Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) brought a film to the big screen other then a couple of extremely well recieved Documentaries and he is in my top ten favorite directors. Almost Famous hit our screens back in 2000 and it is still one of those movies I can pop in anytime and watch and come to think of it I think I have seen it about 50 times. This time Crowe is heading towards a true story about Benjamin Mee who packed up his whole family for a fresh start but instead buys a Zoo.
Based on a true story, Benjamin Mee is a recently-widowed father who moves his family to a beautiful estate miles outside the city. The only catch is that the estate is also a dilapidated zoo replete with 200 animals, and the purchase of the home is conditional on the new owner keeping the zoo and its entire staff. The Mee family subsequently sets out to rebuild and refurbish the zoo to its former glory, making new friends along the way.
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning, John Michael Higgins, Patrick Fugit
Studio: 20th Century Fox
In Cinemas the 26th December
To see the full trailer head to http://accessreel.com/latest-trailer/we-brought-zoo