We Bought A Zoo (Cameron Crowe, 2011)

I really like Matt Damon.  Along with Leo DeCaprio he is among our current living throwbacks to beloved 50’s Hollywood actors (Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart) and I know second hand that the guy is a true gentleman.  I saw this as a good afternoon film for my kids without knowing Cameron Crowe was the director.  Say Anything (1989) and Almost Famous (2000) are really good films where the director’s Kapraesque vision works;  however, when lost to his own devices Crowe deteriorates into empty and sometimes offensive sentiment. Based loosely (?) on a true story of a man (Benjamin Mee, Damon) … Continue reading We Bought A Zoo (Cameron Crowe, 2011)