You may recall that you and I embarked on a re-watch bingeout of The West Wing not long ago. I even Knit to Thissed it.
Significant ingredient: Rob Lowe as White House speechwriter Sam Seaborn.
And you may recall that I recently came across Out of Africa while wandering the Sahara that is Xfinity cable.
Significant ingredient: Robert Redford, elephant hunter/biplane pilot.
So, in what is surely karmic payback for my wallowing in the splendor of these two shameless binges, I discover Holiday in the Wild, now showing on Netflix.
In which Rob Lowe plays an airplane pilot/elephant conservationist in Zambia. Who runs into Kristin Davis, a veterinarian who has escaped Sex in the City for this rom com.
Throw in a little Eat Pray Love (Kristin Davis arrives in Africa having just been dumped), a little English Patient (flying is just so dangerous), many elephants, and a lot of khaki.
It ought to be called Holiday in the Mild! I don’t know of a movie I’ve watched in the last twenty years with less drama. It is stunningly straightforward—irony free. I don’t watch Hallmark movies, but I suspect that this one would be too gentle even for that.
Mind blowing! I recommend it if you’re still shaking off that other Netflix drama, Marriage Story. Gives one hope, knowing that Rob Lowe can age in such a fantastically awesome way.