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Benjamin: "You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it."
Benjamin's words of wisdom, meant for his teenage son, definitely apply to his own challenges in life. Losing his wife threatened to derail everything, but he musters up the courage to make needed changes and keep the family together.
- 2+ 7- 3
Duncan: "Attempt to start over."
Benjamin: "I shall try to start over."
Duncan Mee (Thomas Haden Church) is Benjamin's older brother. Little does he know that his advice about starting over will mean that Benjamin will soon own...a zoo.
- 3+ 7- 3
It's a Zoo
Benjamin: "This place is perfect! Why didn't you mention it earlier?"
Mr. Stevens: "It's a bit complicated."
Benjamin: "Complicated's okay. What's so complicated about this place?"
Mr. Stevens: "Well, you see, it's uhhh..." (Lion roars,loudly) "It's a zoo."
Mr. Stevens: "Yayyyy."
Yay, indeed, Rosie! Not just because you're buying a zoo - but because J.B. Smoove is in this movie!
- 4+ 6- 2
Animals and Humans
Duncan: "I like the animals, but I love the humans."
Another excellent quote from 'We Bought a Zoo.' This movie isn't really about the animals (though they are great): It's about the people that run it, the family that bought it, and how taking on a challenge and changing your life can save you.
- 5+ 6- 4
'Handsomer' Than the Other Dads
Benjamin: "Hey Rosie, am I doing anything right?"
Rosie: "You're handsomer than the other dads. Lots of them don't have hair. So that's good."
Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) has a good point. Benjamin might be falling short in some areas, as he tries to adjust to raising the kids without their mother, but at least he's not bald!
- 6+ 2- 1
Don't Be Offended
Benjamin: "I think you're incredibly pretty - please don't take offense if I don't hit on you."
Kelly: "I'd be offended if you did."
Benjamin: "Thank you...I think."
Kelly is definitely "incredibly pretty," but Benjamin has just lost his beloved wife. He needs a friend, not a girlfriend, at least at the moment.
- 7+ 3- 4
Modern Day Adventurers
Benjamin: "I would like to declare us all modern day adventurers. And sponsors of animal greatness!"
Benjamin's first attempts to rally the troops at the Rosemoor Wildlife Park aren't exactly...inspiring. But his heart is there, so hopefully the eclectic group will be willing to work together to save the zoo.
- 8+ 2- 3
Benjamin: "I salute you and the great times we had together - and I quit!"
Benjamin Mee has had enough. Enough of his job in LA - so he quits. He decides to move with his kids to their 'dream home.' Interestingly, that dream home just happens to be sitting on 18 acres of a zoo. With each ending comes a new beginning...