Amazing 7-year-old actress stuns NYC

Little Maggie Elizabeth Jones captivates a New York city movie screening's audience with her sweet, innocent charm as little Rosie in "We Bought a Zoo"

If 30 years ago precocious little Drew Barrymore stole your heart in E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, then you are going to be delighted this Christmas with a dynamo of a 7-year-old actress, Maggie Elizabeth Jones.

 Maggie Elizabeth Jones

In what may be the surprise feel-good movie of the season, We Bought a Zoo, this delightful, 3-foot-10, Atlanta soccer player captivates audiences as Matt Damon’s daughter, Rosie Mee.

She brings a sweet, innocent charm to the story of newspaper reporter and single dad Benjamin Mee, who is battling deep personal despair after the death of his wife – and realizes that he, his second grader and conflicted 14-year-old son Dylan, played by Colin Ford, need a new

 

Maggie with Scarlet Johansson

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start away from everything that constantly reminds them of Mom.

Rosie and Dad find the decaying house of their dreams on 18 rolling acres down a dirt road, nine miles from the nearest store … but it comes with baggage: a dilapidated wildlife park closed down by officials – but still the home to a capuchin monkey, a neurotic grizzly bear, porcupines, ostriches, two zebras, a cranky lion, wolves, tortoises, otters, snakes, peacocks and an elderly, dying Bengal tiger.

At first the tale seems hard to believe – how does a journalist adrenaline junkie quit his paying job, then buy a zoo complete with a staff? After all, such wildlife parks constantly have to be creative just to feed their carnivores, much less pay salaries. How does a mourning, unemployed reporter generate cashflow as he deals with his son’s

Maggie and the peacocks

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Rob Kerby
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