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Holiday in the Wild

Published December 8, 2019

Holiday in the Wild

Film info

  • Title Holiday in the Wild
  • Director Ernie Barbarash
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 26m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline A romance off the beaten path

When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose - and potential romance.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:12I really don’t like that the women have to remember all the family facts. Mostly because I’d be useless at it.
4:56“I’m not unhappy.”
6:03Their apartment is massive. Love it!
9:48He’s a nosy, nosy man.
11:55Doesn’t make sense to call the plane Kirk, though. Surely should be the Enterprise?
16:22“Nobody in the world needs ivory. Except an elephant.”
19:24Oh my god, the elephants are adorable.
25:25I’m not so keen on all the night noises though.
32:16Safari must be amazing.
37:27I don’t think I’ve ever looked through a telescope. Just realised.
40:32Spot of dark mode for emails there.
44:37“I’m gonna go see my elephant.”
49:13Roy is a hilarious name for an elephant.
56:21I can never remember all the reindeers.
1:03:51“Can’t run away forever… so they tell me.”
1:09:54Why wasn’t he doing a music degree in the first place??
1:19:32Baby elephants running is the cutest.

Thoughts

This is a really lovely Sunday afternoon movie - gentle but emotional, with a good story but no crazy heart-wrenching moments. I dreaded that third act twist that would ruin everything before the happy ending but thankfully it wasn’t bad at all.

The duo have good chemistry that develops as the movie goes on, and I quite liked their bickering dialogue. And you just can’t beat all the adorable elephants and the people that do their best for them.

Rating: 5 / 5

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