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We Bought a Zoo Trailer

We Bought a Zoo Trailer: Matt Damon Fathers His Kids, Wild Animals

The simple title of We Bought a Zoo gives only the most minimal hint to what the Matt Damon dramedy is about, but now that we have a trailer, everything makes a lot more sense. Damon plays Benjamin, a widowed father of two kids who's having a rough go of it on his own. When he decides to uproot his family and move, the property they settle into contains a fairly alarming real estate surprise: it's housing a decrepit zoo, exotic animals and all. Benjamin then takes it upon himself to get the zoo up and running again, with the help of his resistant kids, brother (Thomas Haden Church), and a few residents of their new town, like love interest Scarlett Johansson and Elle Fanning.

The touch of director Cameron Crowe is apparent in the beginning of the trailer, from his male protagonist second guessing himself to a scene eerily reminiscent of Crowe classic Jerry Maguire. But in the second half of the trailer, things get decidedly Disney as Damon deals with a roaring lion and a has a run-in with a porcupine. It would all feel a little too cheesy if it weren't based on a true story — and if the warmth the characters display over the final moments weren't so heart-melting. We Bought a Zoo comes out Dec. 23, so watch the trailer when you

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cbpatt cbpatt 4 years
i can't wait to see this. There was a special showing Thanksgiving weekend and I missed it. I saw Hugo instead and was severely disappointed. Really wished I had gotten to see this.
cbpatt cbpatt 4 years
i can't wait to see this. There was a special showing Thanksgiving weekend and I missed it. I saw Hugo instead and was severely disappointed. Really wished I had gotten to see this.
ChelMarie ChelMarie 4 years
I worship Crowe's "Almost Famous" so I'll give any of his movies a shot!
All-Things-Sugar All-Things-Sugar 4 years
so cameron crowe and as if i need another reason to love matt damon!!!
awesomepants awesomepants 4 years
I cannot tell you how long I've been waiting for this trailer. Animals, a cute kid, Matt Damon. Please. I'm all over it.
awesomepants awesomepants 4 years
I cannot tell you how long I've been waiting for this trailer. Animals, a cute kid, Matt Damon. Please. I'm all over it.
Kelly-Schwarze Kelly-Schwarze 4 years
Very Cameron Crowe; I like it! Can't believe it's based on a true story. The actress playing Matt Damon's young daughter is so adorable.
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