Monday, 12 March 2012

CLOSED. We Bought A Zoo Review and Giveaway. CLOSED.

On Friday night I went to see We Bought A Zoo and I have to say it was my kind of film.


When I say my kind of film, I mean one that has a good man, lovely music and where it's OK to cry... a lot. I do love a good cry! And basically with We Bought A Zoo, I cried a face full of makeup off. It was great! I felt utterly cleansed, if not a little ugly, afterwards. I don't think anyone actually cried, think was more of a case of welling up, but then I never have had much of a handle on the crying game!

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Matt Damon is lovely in it. But don't be expecting 'Bourne' Matt Damon. Oh no this is a different Matt Damon all together. This is Daddy Matt Damon, an older, chunkier version. And what a lovely Daddy he makes!

There were sad tears and happy tears, for humans and animals. But ultimately it's a very positive and heart-warming story that will give you a good feeling. Even Scarlett Johansson didn't annoy me as much as she usually does, although I do think there could be more appropriate casting choice for a Zoo Keeper. But hey ho... I went with it!

The kids in it are seriously cute with not too many overly cute moments, and a very sweet example of young, blossoming love. Bless them... There's even a nice estate agent - actually one of my fave characters.

It's basically all about having 20 seconds of insane courage that will change the rest of your life and make good things happen. It does make you think about how you could change your life and have a totally new adventure.

I had my 20 seconds a few years back when I completely changed my life and there are ups and down, but generally things just keep getting better. I think soon it's time for another 20 seconds. I am just not sure what it is yet!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your 20 seconds of insane courage would look like. We Bought A Zoo is based on a true story so what I want to know is how would you change your life if you really went for it? What would your adventure be?

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* The giveaway is open to UK only, you must be 18 years or over to enter and will close on 26th March 2012.
** This post is sponsored by 20th Century Fox.


  1. titchylin12/3/12

    tell my daughters I Love them in the middle of the favourite shops while they are shopping with friends

  2. Went to see theories yesterday and I loved it! My 30 seconds of courage would be to actually apply for my masters degree. It's something I k ow I have to do but I'm too scared to consider

  3. saw the trailer for this over weekend and REALLY wanna watch it now, especially because it has Scarlett in it, haven't seen her in anything forever! X

  4. Quit my job, Go to the airport with my suitcase, get a list of flights, close my eyes and pick one. Then GO ! xoxo

  5. Sell up, buy a wreck of a house, scour reclaimation yards, auctions, junk shops and do it up leisurley.

  6. I'd like to donate bone marrow, I just cant get over the pain but- so I donate blood instead. What a great competition xx

  7. Sell my house, pack a bag and play the 'wherever I lay my hat' game. I have suggested this to my husband and daughter but they seem to be missing the adventure gene! Jude xx @jadlgw

  8. Anonymous13/3/12

    I'd like to move to America (Florida or California) and open a cupcake shop or tea room. It's lack of funds that holds me back but if I ever win the lottery I'll be booking that flight lol! Great competition Ree, I'm tweeting as @limicooper

  9. I've finally decided. Vietnam.Sell up and travel my trip to Vietnam

    Sites/locations and activities I would like to see
    Angkor Wat (in Cambodia
    Sapa (Hill Tribes)
    Ha long bay (Perhaps rock climbing have never rock climbed though)
    Mekong Delta
    Phu Quoc Island
    get a suit made
    snorkel or scuba?
    Dalat highland
    Phan Thiet
    Nha Trang
    Da Nang - Hoi An
    Phong Nha Cave
    Tam Coc (Ninh Binh)

  10. The film looks great :) I love zoos so I'm sure I'll love it!

    20 seconds of courage ... I'd go straight into my favourite literary agent's office and pitch my book to her! I'll still be sending out my manuscript the normal way of course, but sometimes you need a bit of courage to go against the curve and try and get things done!

  11. I'd phone the Australian embassy to arrange an appointment to discuss the steps to emigrating to Australia. Life changing!

  12. I have always wanted to get into environmental management and conservation, and have done a few courses and volunteering here and there, but I have been too scared to try and get a job in it, but my dream would be to do that and really make a difference doing something I love one day :)
    Karen S
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

  13. I would book a really lavish holiday without saving for it first. I know that doesn't sound very courageous but it really is for me LOL

    Following on Twitter as @BoostieBoo

  14. I'd travel to all the places I wanted to see myself and show to my children: Petra in Jordan and Machu Picchu in Mexico.

  15. Sorry, forgot to mention my Twitter name- @pandcands.

  16. I'd love to move abroad for a year, live somewhere like the US or Canada and really immerse myself - but it would take a lot of courage! :)

    Twitter - @cupidsbow1414
    Email - cupidsbow at hotmail dot co dot uk

  17. To wear a beard of bees for twenty seconds, I am terrified of bees/wasps so it would take 20 seconds of insane courage from me and it would change my life as my fear is really crippling in the summer!


  18. Go dancing and really let go- I dunno what my issue is but I just can't cut loose!

  19. To go out dancing and really get go- I don't know what my issue is but I just can't cut loose!
    Also, to speak in my seminars as I get tongue tied.. 'Shyness is nice but shyness can stop you, from doing all the things in life you'd like to..'

  20. vicky16/3/12

    My 20 second of courage would to be to do a bungy jump I have always said since I was younger that I wanted to do one! But when the oppertunity has come up I have always chickened out!

  21. My dream is to have my own shop and beauty brand, I've researched it lots but haven't taken the leap yet. Maybe one day I will, would love to have my own business. You know who I am, but just in case I'm on @JayneJRead

  22. i would take the plunge and enrol at college to begin some kind of nursing

  23. opps forgot @emmajlowe

  24. I've already upped sticks and moved countries twice, travelled the world, been skydiving, bungy jumping, and set up my own company, so for my 20 seconds of insane courage I would go BASE jumping from a mountain top, or sky surfing. Well, you did say 'INSANE' courage... ;) @Jax2000


    I have moved countries, travelled loads, brought up my 3 kids on my own, eldest badly disabled, just can't find the courage to sit my driving test.

  26. nikki taylor18/3/12

    tell my boss im leaving and open a farm shop and tea room x

  27. It would be me, a packaged suitcase and a passport just rocking up to the airport and randomly picking a location :) Scary but life changing! x

  28. Anonymous18/3/12

    I'd start writing that novel that I've been promising myself for years. I'm held back by the fear of almost certain rejection from publishers.

  29. Move to the South of France!

  30. I would love to set up a refuge for young women and men who find themselves in difficult situations, either through street working or abandonment by their families. There are so many sad stories I have come across through work but feel helpless due to constraints placed on me.

  31. To hand in my resignation for a job I've been doing too long

  32. i would climb something high or go on the london eye since im terrified of heights once on theres no backing out :)

  33. Sell our house and take our girls travelling for a couple of years while they're still young enough to want to be with us :) I could teach them myself but imagine the life experience they would have :)

  34. Vic Vic26/3/12

    My boyfriend are currently toying with the idea of upping sticks, buying a camper van and travelling around the country in the hope of finding somewhere where we feel we belong and want to call home. We want to have the courage to make choices based on happiness rather than money and work.

  35. Mine would be to go pack a bag, trek around Nepal, meditate, take photos,mix with other people in a simpler lifestyle and see if anybody misses me apart from the council tax office!

  36. Pack my 70 litre rucksack and fly out to Nepal, spend sometime trekking,meditate, using my Reiki helpfully, taking photos, living simply and away from (gasp) technology, see if anybody misses me other than the Council Tax office ;)

  37. Mine would be to sing in front of people!
    I have an 'OK' singing voice but have never had the confidence to sing in front of anyone, my voice turns to a squeak! @dawnydawnydawn

  38. Mine would be to sing in front of people!
    I have an 'OK' singing voice but totally lack the confidence to sing if people are listening!

  39. I'd save a life. My 20 seconds of courage would see me changing my life by saving another. I don't know how and I don't know when, but I will do this someday!



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