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Born Wild

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Born Wild

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Martin Sheen, Brooke Shields, David Keith
director:
Duncan McLachlan
genre:
Kids and Family, Drama

We gave it a B-

If parents are willing to discuss nature’s more disturbing aspects with their children, as well as ponder the even more upsetting subject of human greed, then Born Wild will be the ideal catalyst. It combines some marvelous documentary footage of two orphaned leopard cubs with a disjointed fiction about a filmmaker (Brooke Shields) who overcomes obstacles in order to help real-life conservationist John Varty save the pair. This direct-to-video docudrama has its moments, but paramount is its message that though today’s animals may be born wild, they are no longer born free. B-

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