A Trailer For Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought A Zoo” Is Online

I’ll be honest, Cameron Crowe‘s films get to me in a weird way, so much so that I genuinely love every one of his movies. Say Anything and Singles are great, and Jerry Maguire is just fantastic. Almost Famous is my favorite movie, period, and Elizabethtown is a fascinating mess that is a strong contender to be next in my You’ve Got It All Wrong series. So it doesn’t surprise me that the trailer for We Bought A Zoo blows me away.

There’s so much to dig here. The Jerry Maguire tone. Matt Damon. Scarlett Johansson. The gentle use of Hoppipolla, music that needs a delicate touch and rarely gets it. I just can’t wait for this. If you haven’t seen the films I mentioned previously, you should really get on that. You’re missing out on some great work by a director who doesn’t get nearly the acclaim he should.

We Bought A Zoo hits theaters December 23rd, 2011

John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon
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