I’ve had my eye on this one for a while. My favorite movie of all time is Almost Famous, written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Crowe is better known for the smash success Jerry Maguire and the wishy-washy Elizabethtown a few years ago (even I had to admit that was pretty bad), but Almost Famous is such an amazingly crafted story from its flawed characters to its stay-with-you-forever dialogue that I will always be a huge fan of Crowe.
We Bought a Zoo is his latest effort since Elizabethtown in 2005. Let’s look at the trailer:
Elle Fanning! You’re in this, too? Well, I’m on board–not that I wasn’t to begin with. I have yet to see a project of hers that I didn’t like. Thirteen with no mistakes. I wonder how long she can keep that up.
In all seriousness, this looks like a story that is right up Crowe’s alley. He wrote the screenplay himself, but the story is based off a memoir by the same name. I am beyond excited. I doubt it will bump Almost Famous out of its top spot, but here’s to hoping.