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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Look: "We Bought a Zoo"

Writer/director Cameron Crowe is generally a crowd-pleaser. He's one of the few writers who can add a really tasteful amount of vulnerability to male characters, while also uncovering their hidden strengths. From Jerry Maguire to Almost Famous and Say Anything, he usually impresses (aside from that dastardly Vanilla Sky...). But we digress..

Now the critically-acclaimed director seems to be going the Hallmark route with a "heartwarming" new trailer for We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church. Damon stars as a dad who just moved his family to the country and decides to renovate a zoo.

There doesn't seem to be much more to the plot, given the trailer below. But, Crowe being Crowe will probably have some life-altering moment from the lead male character to cause him to re-examine his life. Check out the clip below. We Bought a Zoo hits theaters in time for the family-friendly holiday crowd on December 23.


Colin Biggs said...

This looks more Elizabethtown than Almost Famous.

Castor said...

This looks so schmaltzy! The cast is nice but it feels like Lifetime channel movie big time.

Raghav said...

Almost Famous was my favorite film till recently, so I'm always excited when Crowe comes out with something new. First time I heard of the movie. Thanks

Yolanda6 said...

I still have not forgiven Crowe for Elizabethtown and believe it or not I have not seen Almost Famous, but I remember the goodness of Jerry McGuire so I'm in for this one. Plus Matt Damon is dancing into middle age quite nicely :)

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