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We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo
We Bought a Zoo Rating: 62 out of 100 based on 73 reviews.

Facing his son's expulsion from school, recent widower, Benjamin Mee decides to begin a new life. To escape the sad reminders of his deceased wife, he buys a large house with a zoo in the backyard. Although reluctant to take on the zoo with all its animals - he decides to give it a try. His daughter, 7-year-old Rosie is happy with the decision, while his 14-year-old son Dylan unhappily retreats into his art work. Benjamin meets the zoo staff and they begin their work to have the zoo up and running by summer. Meanwhile, Dylan and 13-year-old Lily begin a friendship, although Dylan is shy and uneasy initially.

The zoo runs into trouble when Benjamin's bank account runs dry. The morale of the workers starts to dip and they fear Benjamin will sell the property. At the same time, Lily becomes upset with Dylan after he happily receives news his family may be leaving the zoo. However, Benjamin discovers that his late wife has left him an investment account with instruction to use the money wisely while listening to his heart. This discovery lifts the spirits of the zoo's workers. Heartbroken and disappointed about staying at the zoo, Dylan confronts his father and a heated argument ensues. However, they manage to reconcile the next morning. When Dylan admits he misses Lily, Benjamin gives his son advice on reconciling with her.

Prior to the grand opening, the facility passes a very stringent inspection and Dylan, following his father's advice, reconciles with Lily and confesses his love for her.

Although the town experiences the worst rainstorm in a hundred years that threatens to wash out the opening, the weather clears just in time. They are disappointed when no visitors arrive that morning, until they learn that a fallen tree has blocked the access road, leaving many visitors unsure if the zoo is even open. Eventually, the zoo is well received by the community. While searching for more tickets, Kelly admits to Benjamin that she has a crush on him but "can't get a handle on it". She then kisses him and tells him that maybe they can do that again on New Years. After Benjamin tells her that he's looking foward to New Years, she returns to the zoo.

Benjamin takes his children to the place where he met their mother, telling them it was the point in both their lives where they became a "possibility". He takes them through the encounter that day and they begin to imagine their mother there with them.

Cast
Matt Damon

Benjamin Mee
Scarlett Johansson

Kelly Foster
Colin Ford

Dylan Mee
Angus Macfadyen

Peter MacCready (as Angus MacFadyen)
Elle Fanning

Lily Miska
Patrick Fugit

Robin Jones
Carla Gallo

Rhonda Blair
J.B. Smoove

Mr. Stevens (as JB Smoove)
Stephanie Szostak

Katherine Mee
Michael Panes

Principal
Todd Stanton

San Diego Vet
Production
Director:Cameron Crowe
Producer:Cameron Crowe (producer)
Julie Yorn (producer)
Paul Deason (co-producer)
Jeffrey Harlacker (associate producer)
Ilona Herzberg (executive producer)
Aldric La'auli Porter (co-producer)
Michelle Panek (associate producer)
Marc R. Gordon (co-producer)
Rick Yorn (producer)
Writer:Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) and)
Cameron Crowe (screenplay)
Benjamin Mee (book)
Reviews for We Bought a Zoo
Metromix Chicago
As straight down the middle Hollywood sentimentality, “We Bought a Zoo” shouldn’t have trouble finding an accepting holiday season audience ready to have their tears jerked and hearts warmed. The creative disappointment comes from knowing Crowe’s
Read review19 Dec 2011
Mark Reviews Movies
We Bought a Zoo is perhaps the best movie that could be made in which the story of a recent widower who transfers his past determination to keep his wife alive upon an old, sick tiger—thus coming face to face once again with the grief he has tried so...
Read review22 Dec 2011
Cole Smithey
However calculated to meet the demands of family-friendly holiday movie fare, "We Bought a Zoo" does everything it sets out to achieve. Some supporting characters, such as Patrick Fugit's zoo-keeper Robin Jones, get short shrift but it's all in the...
Read review11 Dec 2011
Reel Advice
"We Bought a Zoo" has a peculiar title that you usually don't see in Hollywood films (or in any film at all). It is weird yet catches your attention. It is straight-forward yet daring. Ironically, the film itself proves to be far-off from its namesake.
Read review13 Jan 2012
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Sometimes, reacting to a movie is all about the expectations you bring with you walking into it. “We Bought a Zoo” is about a family that . buys a zoo. It’s as high-concept as you can get, outside of maybe “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” or...
Read review3 Feb 2012
Reviews for We Bought a Zoo
Metromix Chicago
As straight down the middle Hollywood sentimentality, “We Bought a Zoo” shouldn’t have trouble finding an accepting holiday season audience ready to have their tears jerked and hearts warmed. The creative disappointment comes from knowing Crowe’s
Read review19 Dec 2011
Mark Reviews Movies
We Bought a Zoo is perhaps the best movie that could be made in which the story of a recent widower who transfers his past determination to keep his wife alive upon an old, sick tiger—thus coming face to face once again with the grief he has tried so...
Read review22 Dec 2011
Cole Smithey
However calculated to meet the demands of family-friendly holiday movie fare, "We Bought a Zoo" does everything it sets out to achieve. Some supporting characters, such as Patrick Fugit's zoo-keeper Robin Jones, get short shrift but it's all in the...
Read review11 Dec 2011
Reel Advice
"We Bought a Zoo" has a peculiar title that you usually don't see in Hollywood films (or in any film at all). It is weird yet catches your attention. It is straight-forward yet daring. Ironically, the film itself proves to be far-off from its namesake.
Read review13 Jan 2012
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Sometimes, reacting to a movie is all about the expectations you bring with you walking into it. “We Bought a Zoo” is about a family that . buys a zoo. It’s as high-concept as you can get, outside of maybe “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” or...
Read review3 Feb 2012
CLIPS
Only an unnecessary sappy ending works against it. Some language and thematic elements give this movie its PG rating. But there's no real sex and violence. As a family get-together, "We Bought A Zoo" may be one of the best buys this holiday season.
The Charlotte Observer
Sometimes, reacting to a movie is all about the expectations you bring with you. “We Bought a Zoo” is about a family that buys a zoo. It’s as high-concept as you can get, outside of maybe “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” or “I Now Pronounce You Chuck...
Read review21 Dec 2011
stltoday.com
"We Bought a Zoo" is much more than just another cuddly family film.
Read review23 Dec 2011
Sacramento News & Review
We Bought a Zoo This isn’t a great movie, but it does feature a strong performance from Matt Damon, and a bunch of cute and impressive animals, making it a pleasant enough experience and a step in the right direction for director Cameron Crowe after the d
Read review22 Dec 2011
MovieFreak.com
If this sounds a bit saccharine and slight, I can’t really disagree with that assessment. Based on Mee’s own memoir, We Bought a Zoo is hardly moving in unfamiliar directions or trading on emotional nuances we haven’t seen numerous times before.
Read review23 Dec 2011
Groucho Reviews
If you have a high tolerance for cutesy, feel-good pap, We Bought a Zoo slickly fills the bill. Yes, the British story has been expediently Americanized and rewritten for maximum tear-jerkage. Yes, it lazily uses wall-too-wall popular music to make...
LarsenOnFilm
No actors' egos were hurt during the filming of We Bought a Zoo. People are feeling sorry for Matt Damon, wondering why he even signed up for a family drama involving zoo animals, but Zoo isn't the embarrassing disaster you might fear.
Eric D. Snider
Then there's Cameron Crowe, whose attitude with "We Bought a Zoo" seems to be that he doesn't care if we see exactly what he's doing every step of the way, because the movie's charm will win us over.
Read review23 Dec 2011
EFilmCritic.com
“We Bought a Zoo” feels like a movie that’s at odds with itself; much of the film is so cloying and obvious that it’s difficult to believe that Cameron Crowe directed it. He’s a guy that I think has made some genuinely affecting films and is one
Read review28 Dec 1911
filmjabber
In We Bought a Zoo, a man grieving the loss of his wife and his children's mother decides to move out of the city and buy a zoo, because studies show that the best way to get over the death of a loved one is to buy a multi-acre property full ...
Read review26 Dec 2011
Hudak on Hollywood
“We Bought A Zoo” is an earnest, endearing yarn about a bereft father of two who stupidly buys a zoo and forces his family to move to the middle of nowhere to fix it up. If Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) were my father, I’d be pissed.
HollywoodChicago.com
Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” is an undeniably manipulative crowd-pleaser but there’s something about being manipulated in such an expert manner that makes the tugging on the heartstrings easier to take.
Read review22 Dec 2011
Creative Loafing Charlotte
While the concept of dotting the i's and crossing the t's is a wonderful one to pass along to small children just learning how to write, it earns Cameron Crowe a failing grade for rigidly applying it to We Bought a Zoo, a film whose fussiness about...
Read review20 Dec 2011
RopeofSilicon.com
Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo has a bubble gum, after school inanity to it that makes it rather inconsequential. In telling the true story of a father that has just lost his wife to cancer and is left to raise his young daughter and teenage son...
Read review28 Nov 2011
NorthShoreMovies.net
Can a film work as a family film and still be a bad film? WE BOUGHT A ZOO is an interesting test case because it’s a film parents and kids will enjoy, but has so many problems that it will entirely earn the negative reviews it gets.
Read review23 Dec 2011
Jackie K. Cooper
“We Bought A Zoo” is a film for the entire family. It is funny, romantic, dramatic and sentimental. It is also the best thing actor Matt Damon and director Cameron Crowe have done in years. Each brings out the best in the other.
Reel Views
The tone of We Bought a Zoo veers from feel-good to maudlin. Some of the problem may devolve from the original material, but Crowe's screenplay was not original - he re-wrote one credited to Aline Brosh McKenna, who claims an uneven body of work ...
Read review21 Dec 2011
iHaveNet.com
Pap, but easygoing pap with a cast you can live with for a couple of hours, "We Bought a Zoo" is co-writer and director Cameron Crowe's adaptation of a memoir by Benjamin Mee entitled "We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family...
Screen Rant
As a result, film fans have been eagerly anticipating Crowe‘s follow-up feature project, We Bought a Zoo – an adaptation of writer Benjamin Mee‘s memoir, We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild.
Read review30 Dec 2011
Orlando Sentinel
Pap, but easygoing pap with a cast you can live with for a couple of hours, "We Bought a Zoo" is co-writer and director Cameron Crowe's adaptation of a memoir by Benjamin Mee entitled "We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family...
Read review21 Dec 2011
Christianity Today
There's a moment in director Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo that's indicative of the whole. A character asks a man why he—with no experience with animals or with running a business—bought a failed zoo. His flippant answer: "Why not?" ...
Read review23 Dec 2011
TheCinemaSource
If you’ve ever seen a Cameron Crowe film, you know the man has an ear for music, and a wonderful sensibility when it comes to integrating songs into his narrative. With We Bought A Zoo, probably his most grounded and natural film to date...
The Critical Critics
With We Bought a Zoo, he returns to form to deliver a feel good, family appropriate, sentimental crowd-pleaser that should play very well to the holiday crowd.
Read review30 Dec 2011
Philly.com
IN INTERVIEWS, Matt Damon wrinkles his disapproving nose and says he signed on for "We Bought a Zoo" on the condition that it not turn out to be a "Disney movie."
Read review22 Dec 2011
blu-ray.com
To be underwhelmed by a Cameron Crowe movie feels awful. He’s a filmmaker with such an open heart, a defenseless master of the soulful ache, and it kills me to admit that I was rarely moved by “We Bought a Zoo,” painfully aware of its well-oiled...
Read review22 Dec 2011
Slant Magazine
Clichés and contrivances and corniness, oh my! With We Bought a Zoo, writer-director Cameron Crowe dives headfirst into the schmaltzy slop barrel, delivering one aw-shucks incident after another via the true-life tale of Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon)...
Read review11 Dec 2011
Filmcritic.com
We Bought a Zoo, based on an unusual true story, wanders shamelessly into fawning family entertainment territory. While not always cloying, it's clear Crowe is no longer an approaching auteur.
Read review21 Dec 2011
Miami Herald
We Bought a Zoo is the most formulaic movie Cameron Crowe has ever made: It is so generic, you could review it with a flow chart. This is Crowe's first feature since 2005’s unfairly reviled Elizabethtown and also the first time he has shared...
Read review23 Dec 2011
Washington Post
In "We Bought a Zoo," Matt Damon plays Benjamin Mee, a widower who's been alone with his kids for six months when he decides to upend their lives and buy a broken-down zoo in Southern California.
Read review20 Dec 2011
NYDailynews.com
The moment in any family film when dignity goes out the window is an animal reaction shot. In “We Bought a Zoo,” there are shots of a grumpy bear, a sad tiger, an ostrich whose emotions are unknown to us and a capuchin monkey covering his face with a
Read review22 Dec 2011
The A.V. Club
Formula, however, is the enemy of sincerity, and in We Bought A Zoo, the two engage in a film-long struggle. Adapted from Benjamin Mee’s book of the same name that chronicled his family’s decision to take over England’s struggling Dartmoor Wildlife
Read review22 Dec 2011
New York Post
Genuinely charming, treacle-free family films are tough to find these days, so I’m happy to heartily recommend “We Bought a Zoo’’ as heartwarming holiday fare that even jaded adults can share with the kids.
Read review22 Dec 2011
The Baltimore Sun
Pap, but easygoing pap with a cast you can live with for a couple of hours, "We Bought a Zoo" is co-writer and director Cameron Crowe's adaptation of a memoir by Benjamin Mee entitled "We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family...
Read review21 Dec 2011
Three Movie Buffs
We Bought a Zoo is loosely adapted from a true story about a family who bought a down on its luck animal park. It's a heartwarming family film that might go over-the-top with sentimentality a couple of times, but it's also a movie that will tug at your...
Read review27 Nov 2011
CinemaBlend.com
Now Crowe has returned with We Bought A Zoo, but sadly it’s more of a faint cry than a bang.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
After five years, Crowe’s finally back with WE BOUGHT A ZOO, and significantly, he’s directing from someone else’s script with his sharing a writing credit with hotshot screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MORNING GLORY).
Read review28 Nov 2011
Entertainment Weekly
We Bought a Zoo (in theaters Dec. 23). From the high-concept title to the family-friendly story line, it's basically a Tim Allen movie, only made with taste and feeling. Matt Damon plays Benjamin, a lonely widower with two kids...
Read review4 Sep 2011
Climbing Higher Pictures
With We Bought A Zoo, probably his most grounded and natural film to date, we see the evolution of that talent, an original score composed of songs by Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi, or known tracks from the band itself, that builds an emotional foundation...
Read review27 Nov 2011
Boxoffice Magazine
With We Bought a Zoo—his first outing since the disaster of Elizabethtown—filmmaker Cameron Crowe won't suffer another total commercial and critical flameout, but this is no return to form.
Read review30 Nov 2011
ComingSoon.net
"We Bought a Zoo" may have been schmaltzy to the point of being unwatchable, but Crowe finds just the right blend of easy crowd-pleasing moments while maintaining the strong sense of drama and character dynamics in which he excels.
FirstShowing.net
That's what happened to me seeing Cameron Crowe's new movie We Bought a Zoo at the sneak previews held Saturday evening; it's one of the most endearing, heartwarming, joyful films I've seen this year (so far). Part of this is thanks to Crowe...
Read review27 Nov 2011
Film School Rejects
The surface-level concept of We Bought a Zoo is fairly ridiculous-sounding: Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) buys and decides to rebuild a broken-down zoo. I’m not sure how We Bought a Zoo differs from Dave Blank’s true life story, and while watching the film...
Read review21 Dec 2011
Toronto.com
A single father buys a house with a zoo to help his kids heal after his wife's death in We Bought a Zoo.
Read review22 Dec 2011
Kornang
ภาพยนตร์ We Bought A Zoo นั้นดัดแปลงจากหนังสือที่เกิดขึ้นจริงของ เบนจามิน ลี ซึ่งถูกวางขายในปี 2008 ก่อนที่ผู้กำกับมากฝีมืออย่าง Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire,Vanilla Sky ) จะเข้ามาสร้างเรื่องราวให้เกิดขึ้นจริงๆในโลกของภาพยนตร์
Sky Movies HD
"We bought a zoo!" squeaks Rosie (frequently). Indeed they did, and Benjamin has all the legal and financial headaches to prove it. Oh Mee, oh my.
Quickflix
We Bought a Zoo is just as cutesy as his previous flick, if not even cutesier. It seems you just can’t reason with an unflinching optimist.
Read review20 Dec 2011
Express.co.uk
We Bought A Zoo is based on the memoir of Mee, a British journalist whose wife died of cancer in 2007, but the story has received the full Hollywood treatment from director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire) who co-wrote the screenplay with...
Read review14 Mar 2012
MovieXclusive.com
You can’t get more obvious what your film is about with a title like ‘We Bought a Zoo’, but fortunately director Cameron Crowe’s adaptation of British journalist Benjamin Mee’s autobiography possesses much more subtlety and nuance than what its
Matt's Movie Reviews
Cameron Crowe returns from movie exile with We Bought a Zoo, a sweet and sentimental ode to new beginnings that features a charming performance from Matt Damon.
National Post
Crowe crashes his understated car of sentiment several times over in We Bought a Zoo.
Read review22 Dec 2011
Cut Print Review
The bitter cynic within me — located just left of the pancreas, if we’re being precise — would want nothing more than to rip into the manipulative emotional rollercoaster that is Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo, the kind of on-rails Hallmark drama
Read review24 Dec 2011
Screen Jabber
Crowe's first feature since the godawful Elizabethtown is based on the true life tale of Benjamin Mee, the former Guardian DIY columnist who upped sticks with his family and took over Dartmouth Wildlife Park as a going concern.
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
Six months after his wife’s death, adventure-writer Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) is having trouble coping with his truculent 14 year-old son Dylan (Colin Ford), who’s been expelled from school not only for drawing grotesque pictures that illustrate...
Read review27 Dec 2011
E! Online
Writer-director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire) buys a zoo and let's Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson run it! Very much the kind of film that plays during the holiday season—although not directly linked to Christmas—the whole look and feel is warm...
Read review20 Dec 2011
Rolling Stone
Do you want to see a formula movie about a grieving widower with two kids who buys a rundown zoo and learns valuable life lessons? Probably not. Which means you're in luck.
Read review22 Dec 2011
Movies.com
My grown-up Christmas list: 1. I wish never again to see, and that means forever, a movie sold with billboards depicting cuddly animals, whether they're zebras or tigers or golden retriever puppies, with big red bows wrapped around their heads.
Time Out New York
A comedy with youthful wonderment on its side, the latest film from perpetual teen Cameron Crowe heals a broken family in the quasispiritual gaze of the natural world. (It’s basically The Tree of Life, decoded.) Widowed father Matt Damon takes his two..
Read review20 Dec 2011
azcentral.com
The one-time wunderkind, who won an Oscar for writing "Good Will Hunting" with his long-time buddy Ben Affleck, has become one of the most-versatile actors working today, whether he's playing an action hero in the "Bourne" series...
Read review21 Dec 2011
MSN
More than half a decade after landing in what some industry observers call "movie jail" with his overreaching romantic dramedy "Elizabethtown," writer-director Cameron Crowe applies for parole with an accessible wannabe family crowd-pleaser,...
TotalFilm.com
Post-disaster comebacks are tricky things. Cameron Crowe’s last flick, Elizabethtown, was liked by nobody and even fewer people paid to see it – so where now for his headily romantic, none-more-unironic aesthetic?
Read review5 Mar 2012
Shadows on the Wall
In the end, Crowe tries to make the film about something altogether different, as he begins to wallow increasingly in a sentimentalised exploration of the grief Benjamin and his children are trying to adjust to. But since this is never explored with...
Birmingham Mail
FOUR of Bourne star Matt Damon’s last five leading roles haven’t done much to keep him at the top of the box office.But after Green Zone, Hereafter, The Adjustment Bureau and Contagion, he’s roaring back to life with...
Read review16 Mar 2012
Time Out London
The film is based on British journalist Benjamin Mee’s account of buying Dartmoor Zoo, transplanted by Crowe to California, where even grief is dappled in warm sunlight and mellowed by Cat Stevens. Benjamin buys the tumbledown menagerie on a whim...
Empire
Cameron also gets good work from the likable ensemble — Scarlett Johansson’s Zoo Keeper makes for a grounded, tentative love interest, Thomas Hayden Church is an affable older brother and keep ’em peeled for Almost Famous’ Patrick Fugit, all grown up...
The Telegraph
It feels as if Cameron Crowe is still weathering the fallout from his last two, critically derided movies, Vanilla Sky (2001) and Elizabethtown (2005), the career impact of which was like a particularly devastating left-right combination to his own face.
Read review16 Mar 2012
Dose.ca
Obsessed by his passion for rock 'n' roll, Crowe has a nagging habit of pinning every single moment to a given tune for specific effect. It's not a huge problem if it's done right, because it's not noticeable: The melody only adds to the moment...
Read review23 Dec 2011
The Sydney Morning Herald
Those with discerning children who love animals are in for an uplifting blast with this tender-hearted Disneyesque dramedy in which Matt Damon ups his family-movie cred as a widowed dad who quits journalism to run a run-down zoo.
Read review30 Dec 2011
The Globe And Mail
His beloved wife died six months ago, leaving Benjamin Mee alone with a moody teenage son, a relentlessly cute daughter, a big lump in his heavy heart, and a concerned brother who tells him: “You gotta’ let a little sunshine in.” Oh, not to worry.
Read review23 Dec 2011
Cast
Matt Damon...Benjamin Mee
Scarlett Johansson...Kelly Foster
Thomas Haden Church...Duncan Mee
Colin Ford...Dylan Mee
Maggie Elizabeth Jones...Rosie Mee
Angus Macfadyen...Peter MacCready (as Angus MacFadyen)
Elle Fanning...Lily Miska
Patrick Fugit...Robin Jones
John Michael Higgins...Walter Ferris
Carla Gallo...Rhonda Blair
J.B. Smoove...Mr. Stevens (as JB Smoove)
Stephanie Szostak...Katherine Mee
Michael Panes...Principal
Kym Whitley...Cashier
Todd Stanton...San Diego Vet
Desi Lydic...Shea Seger (Lasagna Mom)
Peter Riegert...Delbert McGinty
Dustin Ybarra...Nathan
David Dustin Kenyon...Pilot
Erick Chavarria...Ernesto
Ben Seeder...Bruce
Roberto Montesinos...Hugo Chavez
Sam Fox...Alison
Thomas R. Baker...Pilot
Caroline Elizabeth Hanna...Zoo Patron
Lauren Sanchez...TV Anchor
Alice Marie Crowe...Parrot Lady
Michelle Panek...Sarah Tanner (Vet Assistant)
Gary D. Robertson...Male Zookeeper
Nicole Russell...Volunteer
Reid Peters...Volunteer
Taylor Victoria Cerza...Zoo Patron
Steve Bessette...Zoo Patron
Hal Alpert...Zoo Patron
Leslie Trotter...Zoo Patron
Ella Mee...Visiting Family
Milo Mee...Visiting Family
Sammi Yorn...Visiting Family
William Crowe...Zoo Kid
Curtis Crowe...Zoo Kid
Johnny Cicco...Zoo Staff
Alexia Barroso...Zoo Staff
Christie Kittelsen...Zoo Lover
Gabriel Escalante...Segundo
Bart the Bear...Buster the Bear
Tank...Buster the Bear
Crystal the Monkey...Crystal the Capuchin
Felix...Solomon the Lion
Shannah Barrett...Party Girl
The Birdman...Zoo Patron
Kate Yerves...Zoo Patron
David James Pryce...Zoo Patron
Benjamin Mee...Visiting Family
Machelle Glassburn...Zoo Lover
Katie...Spar the Tiger
Lily Rains...Sentimental Mother (uncredited)
Nicole Andrews...Joyce Jameson (uncredited)
Stevie Mack...Zoo Patron (uncredited)
Morgan Bertsch...Popcorn Stand Girl (uncredited)
Daniel John Chase...Zoo Employee (uncredited)
Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll...Parrot Man (uncredited)
George F. Watson...Zoo patron (uncredited)
Diamond Nicole Landeen...Donation Girl (uncredited)
Ryan M. Lee...Zoo Patron (uncredited)
Adam Loyd...Zoo Patron (uncredited)
Production
Director:Cameron Crowe
Producer:Cameron Crowe (producer)
Julie Yorn (producer)
Paul Deason (co-producer)
Jeffrey Harlacker (associate producer)
Ilona Herzberg (executive producer)
Aldric La'auli Porter (co-producer)
Michelle Panek (associate producer)
Marc R. Gordon (co-producer)
Rick Yorn (producer)
Writer:Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) and)
Cameron Crowe (screenplay)
Benjamin Mee (book)
Composer:Jon Thor Birgisson (music by)
Cinematographer:Rodrigo Prieto (director of photography)
Editing:Mark Livolsi (film editor)
Casting:Gail Levin
Production Design:Clay A. Griffith
Art Director:Peter Borck (supervising art director)
Domenic Silvestri
Set Decorator:Wayne Shepherd
Costume Design:Deborah Lynn Scott
Makeup:Allan A. Apone (assistant makeup department head)
Elena Arroy (makeup artist (uncredited)
Becky Cotton (makeup artist)
Brad Look (makeup artist (uncredited)
Cheri Minns (makeup artist (uncredited)
Heba Thorisdottir (makeup department head)
Laine Trzinski (hair stylist)
Teresa Vest (makeup artist (uncredited)
K. Troy Zestos (hair stylist)
Garry Allyn (additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Jeri Baker (key hair stylist)
Marc Boyle (additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Barbara Olvera (hair department head)
Sherilyn Stetz (additional makeup (uncredited)
Isabella Wiley (makeup artist (uncredited)
Christine Beveridge (makeup artist: Matt Damon)
Michelle Denering (additional makeup artist)
Melvone Farrell (makeup artist)
Kay Georgiou (hair stylist: Matt Damon)
Barry R. Koper (makeup artist)
Production Management:Paul Deason (unit production manager)
Jeffrey Harlacker (post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Angela Heald (production supervisor)
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