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Summary We Bought a Zoo, a memoir by Benjamin Mee, tells the true account of how the author and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside. Mee, along with his children, had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, with dealing ...

We Bought a Zoo
Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 41 Critic Reviews
58
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 196 User Ratings
6.9
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Summary We Bought a Zoo, a memoir by Benjamin Mee, tells the true account of how the author and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside. Mee, along with his children, had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, with dealing ...

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 41 Critic Reviews
58
49% Positive
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44% Mixed
18 Reviews
7% Negative
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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 41 Critic Reviews
58
49% Positive
20 Reviews
44% Mixed
18 Reviews
7% Negative
3 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 196 User Ratings
6.9
66% Positive
129 Ratings
26% Mixed
50 Ratings
9% Negative
17 Ratings

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 196 User Ratings
6.9
66% Positive
129 Ratings
26% Mixed
50 Ratings
9% Negative
17 Ratings

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Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, LBI Entertainment, Vinyl Films, Dune Entertainment, Acquire Entertainment Group
Release Date Dec 23, 2011
Duration 2 h 4 m
Rating PG
Tagline A true zoo story.
Teen Choice Awards
3 Nominations
Young Artist Awards
2 Nominations
BMI Film & TV Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination