"Holiday in the Wild" is a 2019 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Ernie Barbarash.
The starring cast includes Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis, Fezile Mpela, John Owen Lowe, Colin Moss, Hayley Owen, Thandi Puren, Keeno Lee Hector, Faniswa Yisa, Renate Stuurman and others.

Here are "Holiday in the Wild" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.

Trailer

Is there a trailer for Holiday in the Wild movie?

Netflix on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 released the trailer for "Holiday in the Wild" you can watch here:
Holiday in the Wild | Official Trailer | Rob Lowe & Kristin Davis Go Wild This Christmas | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is Holiday in the Wild movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Holiday in the Wild" movie plot summary.

After their son Luke (John Owen Lowe) leaves for college, Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) surprises her husband Drew (Colin Moss) with a second honeymoon to Zambia. Drew confesses that he is no longer in love with her and was waiting for their son to go to college before ending the marriage. Kate decides to go on the trip alone. At dinner that evening, a man at the bar, Derek (Rob Lowe), notices her and strikes up a conversation with her. Kate irritably confesses her situation and then leaves in a huff. The next day, Kate arrives for a chartered flight to her next resort, only to find Derek is the pilot. During the flight, Derek unexpectedly lands the plane in the wild. They discover a traumatized baby elephant whose mother has been killed by poachers. Kate is intrigued by the elephant and when the rescue team arrives, Kate offers her services.
At the sanctuary, Kate meets Derek's South African girlfriend, Leslie, who is part of the foundation that funds the sanctuary. She forms a special bond with the elephant she and Derek found, and Derek's friend Jonathan (Fezile Mpela) suggests the name "Manu", which means "second son". Kate extends her stay, even celebrating the Christmas season at the sanctuary. Her relationship with Derek deepens as they talk about their previous lives. But Kate is upset when she receives divorce papers from Drew at the Sanctuary. Luke comes to the sanctuary for Christmas and confesses he is unhappy in his business course; he wants to be a musician. Kate discourages him from this.
Leslie is angered when she discovers a portrait of Kate that Derek drew. Leslie asks Derek to go away with her, but he refuses and breaks up with her. She retorts that the board will cut funding for the sanctuary. Kate finally returns to New York, where she takes a job as a vet. She convinces her son to continue in college, but to study music. On New Year's Eve, Kate calls Jonathan, and he relays that the sanctuary cannot continue operating much longer due to the cut in funding. Kate begins a fundraising campaign by asking for help from her friends and ex-husband, and also sells her jewelry and other things. The fundraising is successful and the sanctuary stays afloat. After visits from pampered pets, Kate realizes her job as a vet in New York is not fulfilling her, so she sells her apartment then buys a one-way ticket back to Zambia to be with Derek and the elephants.

Cast

Who plays who in the Holiday in the Wild movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Holiday in the Wild" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Rob Lowe  as Derek Hollistan
Kristin Davis  as Kate Conrad
Fezile Mpela  as Jonathan
John Owen Lowe  as Luke Conrad
Colin Moss  as Drew Conrad
Hayley Owen  as Leslie Van De Mere-Jones
Thandi Puren  as Trish
Keeno Lee Hector  as Doorman
Faniswa Yisa  as Aliyah
Renate Stuurman  as Tabitha
Waldemar Schultz  as Dr. Fowler
Lynita Crofford  as Mrs. Burns
Kgahliso Solomon  as Lulu (as Kghaliso Solomon)
Tapiwa Musvosvi  as Rafi
Chanelys Garcia Nyapisi  as Nia
Stevel Marc  as Photographer
Marty Kintu  as Waiter
Rosanna Minchella  as Jenna
Olivia Krevoy  as Olivia
Oscar Shumbwamuntu  as Oscar

Release date

When is Holiday in the Wild movie release date?

"Holiday in the Wild" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 1, 2019 distributing by Netflix.

Filming

What are Holiday in the Wild filming details?

The duration of the film is 86 minutes.

Principal photography began in June 2018.

Rating

What are critics and audiences saying about Holiday in the Wild movie?

"Holiday in the Wild" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 38/100.

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