HOLIDAY IN THE WILD

"A Joyful Movie about Following Your Calling"

Quality:
Content: +1 Discernment required for young children.
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What You Need To Know:

HOLIDAY IN THE WILD follows Kate, a “retired” veterinarian who travels alone to Africa after her husband abandons her and her son leaves for college. In Africa, she meets a man named Derek, who’s passionate about saving wildlife from poachers. Kate follows Derek to a sanctuary camp where they recover elephants. Kate stays longer than expected and falls in love again with her passion for helping animals. However, when her son has a crisis at college, she must return home.

HOLIDAY IN THE WILD is extremely exciting and heartwarming. Watching the movie is a joyful experience. Observing the cast interact with the elephants is fun. Also, Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe have great chemistry together as Kate and Derek. HOLIDAY IN THE WILD has a strong Christian, moral worldview promoting selflessness, friendship, love, and generosity, but marred by divorce and romantic follow your heart elements. The heroine uses her vet skills to save wildlife, and people at a wildlife sanctuary celebrates Christmas by singing carols and hymns. Animal lovers will enjoy HOLIDAY IN THE WILD. One scene does show a dead elephant, however.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Christian, moral worldview promotes selflessness, self-love, friendship, generosity, and the heroine uses her vet skills to save wildlife, friendships develop and people at a wildlife sanctuary for elephants celebrate Christmas singing carols and hymns, but marred by divorce and romantic follow your heart elements

Foul Language:
No obscenities or profanities

Violence:
A dead elephant is shown after being poached

Sex:
No sex but two characters kiss

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Adults drink champagne and beer

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
A married man abandons his wife and college-age son.

More Detail:

HOLIDAY IN THE WILD follows the story of Kate, a “retired” veterinarian who travels to Africa alone after her husband abandons her and her son leaves for college. However, Kate doesn’t know that she’ll rediscover her passion and fall in love. HOLIDAY IN THE WILD is a joyful, heartwarming, well-acted television movie. It has a strong Christian, moral worldview promoting selflessness, love, friendship, generosity, celebrating Christmas, and following your calling in life. HOLIDAY IN THE WILD does have one scene showing a dead elephant that’s been poached, however. This scene may be disturbing to some viewers.

The movie begins with Kate’s son leaving to another state for college. To make matters worse, Kate’s husband decides to leave her because he’s no longer happy in their marriage. Kate surprises her husband with a second honeymoon to Africa, but when he decides to move out, she takes the trip alone.

When Kate arrives to the hotel, she meets a man named Derek who asks her why she’s eating alone. In a fit of rage, Kate reveals that she’s alone because her husband left her and storms off to her hotel room. The next day Kate decides to take an airplane ride over the African plains and is surprised to find out that Derek is her pilot.

During the plane ride, Derek spots an elephant’s been poached and a young baby elephant that’s been left behind. Derek rescues the baby elephant, and Kate decides to go with him to the elephant camp. Kate rediscovers her passion for veterinarian work and decides to stay in Africa longer.

Kate and Derek develop a strong friendship, and eventually begin to develop feelings for one another. During Christmas, Kate’s son visits and tells her he’s dropping out of college. Kate realizes she must return home and get back to her normal life. Kate returns to a veterinarian clinic but doesn’t find it as exciting as saving elephants. She needs a new purpose for her life.

HOLIDAY IN THE WILD is extremely exciting and heartwarming. Watching the movie is a joyful experience. Observing the cast interact with the elephants is fun. Also, Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe have great chemistry together as Kate and Derek.

HOLIDAY IN THE WILD has a strong Christian, moral worldview promoting selflessness, friendship, love, and generosity, but marred by divorce and romantic follow your heart elements. The heroine uses her vet skills to save wildlife, and people at a wildlife sanctuary for elephants celebrates Christmas by singing carols and hymns. Animal lovers will especially enjoy HOLIDAY IN THE WILD. One scene does show a dead elephant that’s been poached, however.

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