Couple’s choice tonight – and we agreed on this one as ‘The Iron Lady’ was booked out.
It has something for everyone – animals for the kids, teenage angst for the tweeners, and romance with lots of silent, knowing exchanges between the star turns. I desperately looked for something deep and meaningful but in the end, I just sat back and enjoyed my wife’s enjoyment of it.
I wondered whether there was an attempt to redress recent bad press for private zoos in the United States. There were some strategically placed messages about animal conservation and welfare practices – and the end credits acknowledged the animal sanctuary upon which the story line was based.
My overall rating – enjoyable, light and somewhat schmaltzy – two and a half stars out of five!