We Bought a Zoo

Synopsis: Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to its former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Cameron Crowe
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 8 nominations.
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124 min

As you know,

l was the only child.

My parents brought me up with a lot of

love, they provided me with everything.

But along with them, Kaveriamma too

had a special place in my life.

My mother would

make my breakfast,

while Kaveriamma would feed me.

My parents tucked me into bed,

while Kaveriamma sang me a lullaby.

From the age of two to seventeen

she looked after me completely.

You could say Kaveriamma was

like a second mother to me

So when was the last time

you met her?

At my parent's funeral.

I remember crying like a child

in Kaveriamma's arms.

It was a very tough time for me.

Then I came back here and

began to find a footing in life.

Kaveriamma would often write me letters,

and I would send her replies as well.

But later, I got so completely immersed in

my work, that I just lost touch.

All this is so out of the blue Mohan.

Why did you suddenly

think of her today?

It's not sudden, Vinod.

I've been thinking about her

since the past few months.

I've been having recurring

nightmares of her being...

...old, feeble, and helpless.

Vinod, I have blundered.

I now feel very guilty

that I have neglected her...

...and haven't been able to

look after her.

I had become selfish Vinod.

She is the only thread who can

string the memories of my parents.

I was thinking of going to Delhi...

and bringing her here.

Absolutely! Brilliant idea!

But I don't think John will consent.

There can't be a better time for you

to ask for a vacation than now,

We are 28 weeks away from

the GPM launch. John won't refuse.

You think so?

- Yeah sure.

Promise to bring him back an

elephant or something.

Yeah sure!

Thank you very much.

So its on the outmost importance

to get the time pressure on the

stabilization unit.

Thank you very much gentlemen.

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Aline Brosh McKenna

Aline Brosh McKenna (born August 2, 1967) is a French-born American screenwriter and producer. She is known for writing The Devil Wears Prada (2006), 27 Dresses (2008), Morning Glory (2010) and We Bought a Zoo (2011), and for co-creating The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. more…

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