the story was based on a true story. where Benjamin, after the lost of his wife, started a new life by buying a new house while moving in with his 14-year-old son Dylan, and 7-year-old daughter Rosie. however, the house came with quite a number of animals, which it served as a zoo previously. he accepted the challenge for it to reopen to public again, while struggling with her rebellious son and curious daughter.
i watched the movie with the hope that it would be about animals. it wasn't. it was however, about the people in it. fortunately, it was very influential and captivating. i enjoyed especially the verbal fight between Benjamin and his son Dylan. it was constructive and obviously helping them untangled their relationship after his wife passed. 20 seconds of bravery, that's all it took, and with many 20 seconds, Benjamin created many miracles with the people around him.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Cameron Crowe
- released: 2011
- casts: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Elle Fanning, Angus Macfadyen, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, John Michael Higgins, Carla Gallo
- language: English
- genre: Drama/Family