The film tells the story of a widowed father Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) and his life raising his two children and overcoming the loss of his wife. When Benjamin decides the family needs a fresh start they move to the most unlikely of places, a Zoo. With the assistance of an eclectic staff, many adventures and misadventures the family grows and rediscovers themselves.
The film contains a treasure of “fatherhood moments” that are sure to entertain and inspire fathers to step into the lives of their children like never before and we’re not the only ones who have noticed.
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