Matt Damon is well cast as a widower who after six months is still having a hard time dealing with the loss of his wife, which has left him as sole parent of a troubled 14-year-old son and an adorable 7-year-old daughter. Haunted by memories of his wife wherever he goes, he decides that the family needs to start anew, and house-hunting leads him to a beautiful plot of land that’s home to an abandoned animal park. To his daughter’s delight and his son’s dismay, he buys the property and takes on the daunting responsibility of fixing up the zoo and dealing with its many challenges—alongside a small but dedicated staff, led by Scarlett Johansson.
How often do we get to see a movie in which a loving family, faced with challenges, finds a way to reconnect and grow stronger? This may not be considered cutting-edge storytelling, but I can’t think of anything more relevant or worthwhile
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