On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot, lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can’t stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn’t always easy at first, as the animals don’t speak “human.” Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends, but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).
“The Wild Life” is a fantasy-adventure story about Robinson Crusoe and Tuesday (his parrot), and it is a fast-paced viewing experience about Crusoe’s efforts to get off the island. The vegetarian animals on the island have never seen a human before. The animals are leery of him, at first, but then become his helpers and friends. Only the cats end up wanting to get rid of him. The movie includes some animated violence, but nothing graphic. We are awarding it the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus. Parents should consult the content listing, as they might be fine with their children a bit under age 12 watching the film.