The story of the movie tells of a family who is trying to start their new life in a new home. It also tells the story of the Zoo, being renovated into "Rosemoor Animal Park" which is based on a real-life zoo called "Dartmoor Wildlife Park". The writer and director have done a great job in portraying the heartfelt feelings, also the way they filmed the animals and how they tell a story themselves. The tiger Spar and Buster the bear were my favourite stories. They helped Benjamin grieve and gave him strength without him knowing it.
My favourite scene in the movie is the part he gives and advice to his son, which his brother taught him. The twenty seconds that led him to meet his wife and bought a house with a zoo. "You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it"
Twenty seconds is indeed enough for anyone to meet someone new and to see whether there is a click. Just like the twenty seconds Benjamin used to walk into a restaurant and say to his wife-to-be: "Why would an amazing woman like you even talk to someone like me?" She replied: "Why not?"
Do men even do that any more? Walking up to a woman, who they like or feel attracted to? Or doesn't that happen any more because most of us are looking at their mobile phones and don't know how to differentiate kindness over flirting? What happened to just saying: "Hi", and smile and just start a conversation. I do miss those times, having short conversations with strangers without anyone thinking that you want something. Where are the twenty seconds and the opportunity to say: "Why not?"