We Bought a Zoo ( 2011 )


Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

family 9/10

Strong emphasis on family relationships and overcoming loss together.

bravery 8/10

Characters show bravery in undertaking the challenge of renovating a zoo.

perseverance 8/10

Demonstrates the importance of perseverance in the face of various challenges.

compassion 7/10

The film highlights compassion towards animals and each other.

teamwork 7/10

Showcases the value of working together to achieve common goals.

fear 4/10

Mild peril involving the animals and some tense situations.

language 3/10

There are a few instances of mild language.

intimacy 2/10

Some light romantic scenes, nothing explicit.