Movie Review: We Bought a Zoo

One of my favorite things to do on a three-day-weekend is catch a Saturday matinée.  I opted for We Bought a Zoo based on a coworkers suggestion.  It really was a great movie – funny and I cried in three different parts.  One part that did bother me about the movie – it’s rated PG, but has about four uses of the “S” word and the “D” word (hint: Tom, Dick, and Harry) and I felt that it was very out-of-place for a PG movie.  Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I don’t feel like those words belong with a PG rating.  This movie quite easily could have been highly family friendly with the removal of just 5 or 6 words.  It’s unfortunate that they decided to keep them. 



However, this little girl -Maggie Elizabeth Jones- stole the show.  Cuteness oozes out of her, and I want her to be in every single movie I see from now on…but I don’t want her to grow beyond 7 years old.  She’s perfect!








Bottom line – great movie, but if you’re sensitive to the words your children hear (and you should be!) You’ll want to pass this movie up, unfortunately…because it really is great.


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