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Holiday in the Wild (2019)

Director:
Ernie Barbarash

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Romantic comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Holiday in the Wild

RUNNING TIME
86 minutes

Producer:
Brad Krevoy
Any Krell

Screenwriter:
Neal Dobrofsky
Tippi Dobrofsky


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Kate Conrad Kristin Davis
Derek Hollistan Rob Lowe
Jonathan Fezile Mpela
Luke Conrad John Owen Lowe
Drew Conrad Colin Moss -

 

Review

When her husband dumps her right before their so-called second honeymoon to Zambia, Kate Conrad, played by Kristin Davis, decides to make the journey on her own. And, lo and behold, at the hotel she meets a fellow American who not only looks like Rob Lowe, but also spends all his time helping traumatized elephants. What would those poor locals have done without the help of bleeding-heart Americans? This romantic comedy has got its fair share of sweetness buried in postcolonial ethos, which is just as unerotic as it sounds and makes the inevitable romance between Davis and Lowe completely asexual, like a primary school fling. The script feels like it's written by 10 year old girls, but hey, everyone should have a voice. At least the film's got heart which is expressively stated in the end credits. That's Rob Lowe's son John Owen playing Kristin Davis's boy (!), which is kinda fun, but rather dumb.

Copyright 15.03.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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