Call of the Wild (2020) – Comprehensive Review

Transfiguring Adoption’s Overview:

Call of the Wild follows the adventures of Buck the dog as he finds himself thrust into new situations and on a journey of self-discovery, and the friends he makes along the way. It is a story of resilience as Buck has to face a number of dangerous and difficult situations and manages to come out the other side stronger, fiercely independent, and a kind friend and leader. The story is set in the Yukon Peninsula during the time of the gold rush and the scenery makes a breathtaking backdrop for the adventure. In addition, Buck and the other dogs in the movie are entirely CGI (though very realistic to the point that it’s hard to tell!) which enables the filmmakers to give Buck an even more expressive range of body language and facial expressions.

This film would be best suited for older children and teens who have already …

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About the Author: Jenn Ehlers

Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.


**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.


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Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.

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