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Posted on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 4:47 p.m.

'We Bought a Zoo,' with predictable results

By Freelance Journalist

We Bought A Zoo
Opens today at Rave, Quality 16, Brighton
Review by Jeff Meyers of the Metro Times
Grade: C+

At a recent screening, one of my colleagues was surprised to discover how easily I tear up at films — hardly what some expect from a hardened film critic. But being vulnerable to having your emotional buttons pushed doesn't necessarily mean you can't appreciate (or resent) the manner in which you are being manipulated. So, it's no achievement to say Cameron Crowe's low-key, family-friendly tearjerker got to me. Given its kids-grieving, dead-mom subject matter, forcing me to squeeze out a few tears is low-hanging fruit.

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