Our Zoo (2014)

2014 | UK | Matt Charman | ★★★

Matt Charman's Our Zoo is a dramatically unconvincing but emotionally satisfying and likeable historical drama, packed with plucky little heroes and boo-hiss villains.

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"Our Zoo is based on the extraordinary and inspiring real story of the eccentric Mottershead family who, despite huge opposition and personal sacrifice, established Chester Zoo in the 1930s. With a single-mindedness bordering on madness George Mottershead drove himself and his family to realise his ambition to transform a ramshackle house on the outskirts of Chester into a unique institution that would forever change the way zoos house animals." 2entertain