We Bought a Zoo Reviews
The story is based on a real one, although names and the timelines are altered for dramatic effect and the story is moved from the UK to California.
There is just about enough emotional value in this without it going too Hollywood. Not an easy film to get right, I think some of the characters are probably a bit too much of a characature, but it did provide enough light relief to balance it all out.
But this movie is beautiful. The music is perfection. The emotion is spot on. The acting is brilliant by the young and the old. It won't be on the list of greatest movies of all time, but it's among my very favorites because it's deep and exactly what it needs to be.
Give it a shot. You won't regret it.