|Rosie Mee played by Maggie Elizabeth Jones|
|Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee with Spar the tiger|
|Scarlett Johansson as Kelly Foster|
One rather refreshing surprise was Scarlett Johansson, who normally just rubs me the wrong way, (an absolute stunning beauty but boring actress.) Well, I am never one to remain silent when my opinion is altered. I had forgotten she starred in this film and the soddy smirk on my face was definite evidence as to my lack of enthusiasm for this fact when the movie started. HOWEVER... what a nice change from her usual bimbo-ish, I'm-so-freaking-gorgeous-I-don't-have-to-act-well roles. She seriously made me like her in this single afternoon. Playing Kelly Foster, the head zookeeper, she nailed the character. Even her more masculine, outdoorsman-type walk suited the part. I was shocked and impressed.
In conclusion, I am recommending this movie to ALL. It was beautifully made and well acted and terrifically scripted. My husband liked it so well, he raced over to the computer afterwards to do some more research. (That's how I always know he liked a movie; he dives in deeper.)
|The REAL Benjamin Mee with Matt Damon|