Holiday In The Wild review - The wrong romantic notion of wildlife

Holiday In The Wild review - The wrong romantic notion of wildlife
Platform
Netflix
Format
WRITTEN REVIEW
Movie Rated
13+
Genre
DRAMA
Language

Imagine the life of New York living Charlotte York from Sex And The City without her girlfriends, Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones and Miranda Hobbes? In Holiday In The Wild, Kirsten Davis is the same woman, except here her name is Kate. She is a vet who has been out of practice, a divorced woman, and her life has fallen apart that makes her want to fly to Africa. Everything about Holiday In The Wild is a fallacy. Tourists who go there to get a glimpse of wildlife in Africa are particularly told to stay away from wild animals, especially herbivorous animals, who are more dangerous than carnivorous animals. In real life, tourists are told to keep their flashes off and put their phones on silent, as the signals and the flashlights, happen to scare the animal and they end up going mad. They may even enter a camp and destroy human lives, even if those humans are not poachers. Neal H. Dobrofsky and Tippi Dobrofsky, the writers of the film have mainly told a tale to satisfy the fantasies of the white men. It remains evident that this film was an idea that probably came up after watching Jon Favreau’s The Lion King. The actors Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis have made an effort but they still don’t seem to be away from their respective characters in Parks and Recreations and Sex and The City. There are moments and incidents which make us remember what they used to be on television before they gained fame. Rob Lowe as the tour guide Derek seemed convincing, but each time he allowed Kate to pat the animals, or feed the elephants milk, he becomes a character straight out from fantasy land and not a real-life tour guide from Africa. Rating: 2.5/5


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