We sure hope that Matt Damon's character in "We Bought A Zoo" played a lot of Dino Park Tycoon. If he intends on running a zoo, he might be able to use that knowledge. Then again he does proudly proclaim in the just-released trailer that "the sellers say you don't even need any special knowledge to own a zoo, what you need is a lot of heart."
Well, this film certainly seems to have a lot of it. The Christmas release, from director Cameron Crowe, boasts an all-star cast, led by Damon with assists from the likes of Thomas Haden Church and Scarlett Johansson. And while we're unsure how much a zoo actually costs, Damon, a widowed dad with two kids, and his motley crew seem pretty intent that they can make it work with the funds that he's got.
The trailer is chock full of feel good-isms. At one point, he advises his son, "All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it." Perhaps that's true. After all, with his twenty seconds of courage and thanks to the advice of his school-aged daughter, he went ahead and bought a zoo. No wacky decisions are ever made without that philosophy.
The film is certainly feel-good and family-friendly, so much so that Damon pledges to not hit on pretty Scarjo. But, the biggest takeaway for us was the way his daughter compliments his luscious locks in the trailer. We hope he doesn't feel too nostalgic now that he's cue-balled it.
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