Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) is a single parent, journalist and widow.  While attempting to balance school lunches, fight off single moms and deal with a lousy editor, Mee spontaneously quits his job.  Instead of worrying about how to pay bills and get by raising his 14-year old son and 7-year old daughter, he buys an old house in the countryside with amenities like lions, tigers and bears.  His zookeeper, Kelly (Scarlett Johansson) is often his saving grace.  We Bought a Zoo highlights the fact that a small amount of courage and a lot of love can get people through any number of tough situations.

 


 

How do you support a loved one in tough times?

Cupid’s Advice:

Stress on a relationship is like carrying a heavy weight on your shoulders.  It slows you down, but the will to keep moving is the best way to survive.  Here are some tips on how to do so:

1. Get involved: The best way to show your significant other support is to get involved with projects in which they are involved.  It will also give you both some time together.

2. Give an ear: Some days, your partner just needs to vent and have someone listen to them.  Offer a shoulder for them to lean on.  

3. Spin the cynicism: It’s okay to have doubts and to share them.  It’s more important for a relationship to have no hidden truths.

Release Date: 12/23

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