We Bought a Zoo
A widowed father played by Matt Damon moves to the South Californian country and purchases a zoo with his family
On Film4: 6 Sep 6:25PM
The pressure for success in the college basketball game force good egg coach Pete Bell (Nolte) to turn a blind eye while others illegally bribe the promising stars of the future to sign for his team. Watching various hoop stars and legends trying to act is cringeworthy, O'Neal particularly bad, but Friedkin's movie, written by sports film specialist Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump), has a lot of passion, and a little in common with definitive basketball documentary Hoop Dreams, made at the same time.
These comparisons do it few favours, however, and probably explain why it was passed over for cinema exhibition in Britain.
Site Editor Michael Leader rounds out our team's picks for this year's London Film Festival... This time last year, I picked a mixture of already-seen and the dying-to-see from the LFF¿s 2014 line-up.
The 59th BFI London Film Festival runs 7th ¿ 18th October ¿ here are Film4 editorial assistant Beth Webb's top 12 picks. We've been a bit spoiled at Film4 this year with six excellent films showing a
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