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

Excuse me John.

- Sure, tell me.

I have a request for two weeks off.

Need to go to India, is it possible?

Is everything ok back home?

Oh yeah everything is all right.

Just a pending matter.

When do you have to leave?

Actually as soon as possible.

You realize you have to delegate

some of this to others.

Oh yes yes I'll have a detailed

meeting with the team and

I'll be in constant touch

with Vinod from here.

Alright then, have a good trip.

Thank you very much John.

Amazing... John agreed very quickly.

I should have asked for a vacation myself.

Thank God you didn't. If you had,

he would have cancelled mine too.

May I clear your tray please?

Can I get you anything else?

No thank you.

This is your Captain here.

Good morning everyone.

We have now started our descent

And in a short time we'll be landing

at the Indira Gandhi

lnternational Airport in Delhi.

Hope you had a comfortable flight

Thank you for flying Air India.

Your attention please.

Announcing the arrival of flight

Al-112 from New York

Good to see you.

- Good to see you too.

How was the flight?

- Connecting flight was delayed. Rest ok!

Did you get anything for me?

- Yeah, everything's for you, kid!

So Kaveriamma... is she still living

in an Old age Home?

Did you speak with her?

No, I want to surprise her!

She'll be so glad to see you.

I'm sure she'll have forgotten me.


Excuse me.

- Yes? May I help you?

I've come to meet Kaveriamma.


- Yes.

Kaveri oh yes! She doesn't

live with us any longer.

Doesn't live here?

- She stayed with us for about a year...

...till a woman came looking for her.

And then, Kaveri left with her.

But where did she go?

Just a minute,

I'll have to check the register.

Bharatiji, this gentleman is

looking for Kaveri.

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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