!*Caution with small children NOT PG SHOULD BE PG13*!

By Leesotis
Written December 24, 2011
They do state "Language and some thematic elements" but I dont think most people are excepting the amount of it it's alot. They say " bull_ _ _ _ and sh_ _ numerous times and the little girl says you are a d_ck. The son Dylan draws some graphic pictures of decapatation. We have watched a lot of PG movies with my son never one with this much swearing. It was embrassing when my 10 year old said they swear to much it makes me uncomfortable. And the story line is not good for children it's realtionship oriented with long periods of dilogue. I mean Ice Age and Over The Hedge are both rated PG so I think they missed the mark rating this movie PG. Just wanted to let you know that it's not just a friendly little movie about a zoo it's a lot more then that. It's a fine movie if it was rated proper as PG13!
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We Bought a Zoo

By we5pelicans
Written December 24, 2011
Very enjoyable for me and my 7 yr. old grandson. No tears only smiles and laughter........
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WoW but not for little kids

By jbromley
Written December 24, 2011
My kids and I loved this movie. Very cute and honest but they mention the Easter bunny is not real, just so you know. Lucky my kids already knew. The rest of the movie was full of emotion and passion which made for a great movie for your 9 and older crowd.
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It struck a chord

By timbalionguy
Written December 26, 2011
This movie struck a real chord with me, as it describes something I have more or less personally experienced. I have been fascinated by lions and other big cats all my life. About ten years ago, I got a chance to buy a property that was right next to a zoo, and shortly thereafter, began experiencing the zoo life. This movie does a very good job of telling what it is like to work around truly amazing animals. It is really hard work, and most of it is done with a rake, shovel and wheelbarrow. There are moments both pure joy and deep agony. This movie also deals with perhaps the biggest challenge of working at a zoo-- dealing with the two-legged 'animals', and all their various personality types. I was very pleased to see that this movie did a pretty accurate (with little of the usual Hollywood hyperbole) job of depicting the entire range of experiences one gets when they decide to devote a significant part of their lives to working with animals. Go see it-- you won't be disappointed!
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We Bought a Zoo

By Applekween
Written December 26, 2011
A must see! Took the family and everyone enjoyed it, teens and adults. We left the theater laughing and quoting the characters. Very fun movie, well worth the price of admission. The animals steal the show at times. The cast was great!
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