HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Chicago Passes to Matt Damon’s ‘We Bought a Zoo’

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CHICAGO – In our latest family dramedy edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the new film “We Bought a Zoo” starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson from the director of “Jerry Maguire”!

“We Bought a Zoo” also stars Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Angus Macfadyen, John Michael Higgins, Carla Gallo, J.B. Smoove, Stephanie Szostak, Michael Panes, Kym Whitley and Todd Stanton from writer and director Cameron Crowe along with writer Aline Brosh McKenna.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “We Bought a Zoo” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson
The movie poster for “We Bought a Zoo” with Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
Image credit: 20th Century Fox

Here is the synopsis for “We Bought a Zoo”:

“We Bought a Zoo” is a funny, inspiring and true story about the magical power of family to persevere in the face of extraordinary challenges. This is acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe’s (“Jerry Maguire”) first motion picture for all audiences and stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church.

Damon portrays a single dad who – looking to give his family a much-needed fresh start – moves to a home situated in the middle of a zoo. He and his two children attempt to bring it back to its once-glorious state. The film weaves together warmth, laughter and a spirit of optimism that is perfect for the holiday season.

The movie trailer for “We Bought a Zoo” can be watched now below.

To win your free advance-screening movie tickets, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com Web site account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having a Web site account with a valid e-mail address is required to win. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

What’s the greatest family challenge you’ve overcome?

This Hookup is simple! Just submit your comment below and we will award 40 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “We Bought a Zoo” Hookup. Good luck!

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Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since advance screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving 45 minutes before the screening’s scheduled start time. Winners are typically e-mailed our advance-screening passes two days before the screening date. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and doesn’t assume any liability for this giveaway.

HollywoodChicago.com publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2011 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

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We bought a zoo

My mom was so sick,she was on the verge to die and I was barely in high school when I had to try to cook and help at home with my younger sister while my father was taking my mother to doctors. Sometimes they would be in a hospital for days or out of town. But we survived and i’m glad that behind us.

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In the end, we did it to ourselves.

My boyfriend/fiance and I don’t have kids (yet), or else I am sure what I’d list would be related to that. Otherwise, in our experience together the greatest challenge we’ve overcome was a challenge we took on willingly: to start a film company and make a feature length film in Chicago! It was incredibly difficult and stressful at times, but all challenges are or else they wouldn’t be so named. We shot the film Motivational Growth in 2010 and have been working on the post production of it all this year. It is so close to completion, and it really feels like the biggest thing I have ever taken on. A movie may not be a child, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t sometimes feels like one (and a spoiled one at that!).

good2u's picture

my brother coming home @16

my brother coming home @16 with preachers daughter to say she was pregnant!

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Escaping them

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find out more about real Scarlett by typing Scarlett Johansson actress clone in Google search bar and you would see much more then in The Island movie..

Anonymous's picture

Having a father that has

Having a father that has been sick for over 10 years.

kenu's picture

Overcoming Family Challenges

Dealing with unexpected deaths and illnesses…you have to overcome and stay strong as a family in order to live this life

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What’s the greatest family challenge you’ve overcome?

My grandfather passing away after a long bout with cancer. Watching him slowly become worse, was heartbreaking for the family. But with that time a lot of family that wasn’t close became a lot closer again because of all the time we spent together. When he passed we felt like a family again. So his passing reconnected the family.

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