Wednesday, March 28, 2012

We Bought a Zoo: DVD & Book Giveaway!

Earlier in the week I mentioned how excited I was about the upcoming release of We Bought a Zoo.  Today I am thrilled to tell you more about the movie and about a fun giveaway I am lucky enough to be hosting for you!  For those of you who have not heard about this movie (where have you been??), here is a synopsis...


This Easter, be unpredictable, do something crazy and embrace your wild side! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents an inspiring adventure based on a true story of one man who brought a zoo back to life and family back together in WE BOUGHT A ZOO, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download April 3. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and starring Matt Damon (Contagion, True Grit), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Thomas Haden Church (Easy A, Sideways), WE BOUGHT A ZOO is “a sweet-natured tale…that you’ll want to see with your kids” (Liz Braun, Jam! Movies).


Benjamin Mee (Damon) is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young children. Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house outside the city with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park, where dozens of animals reside under the care of head zookeeper Kelly Foster (Johansson) and her dedicated team. With no experience, limited time and a shoestring budget, Mee sets out with the support of his family and the local community to reopen the zoo. Now, Benjamin is no longer reporting an adventure story; he’s living it in his own backyard.

I think this movie is fantastic.  First of all, I think Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson are incredibly talented and bring real life to their roles.  The story was a bit of a tear jerker for me and I was very moved by the story.  A single dad trying to make life the better for his children in the form of a zoo?  Sign me up!  I loved the chemistry between Benjamin and Kelly and I loved the real life struggles portrayed.  I thought the difficult dynamic between father and son were spot on and I was completely won over by the adorable little Rosie (Damon's daughter).  This movie will make you laugh, cry and thing and, to me, that  is the recipe for a perfect film!  Pre-order this one from Amazon today...you will be so glad you did!


I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a We Bought a Zoo DVD as well as a copy of the novel We Bought a Zoo on which the film is based.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...
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100 comments:

Krista said...

I have never heard of this movie, and I have kids where have I been. It sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Krista said...

I would watch this movie with my family! Or maybe a nice movie with the hubby!

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Kelmomola said...

I want to watch it with my daughter because she LOVES animals!

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Carmen said...

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my kids are so excited about animals right now so I would love to watch it with them!

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Patty C said...

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Laura Lane said...

my family

Nicole said...

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latishajean said...

I would watch it with my mom love movies like this! Thank you for the great giveaway!

AHayden said...

My hubby and 3 year old would watch this with me!

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Nickolay said...

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ellie said...

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Deborah Petiot said...

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Michelle P. said...

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Scott D said...

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Barbara R. said...

I would watch with a pal who loves animals.

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