America's favorite entertainer, Tim Allen, is at it again as commodities broker Michael Cromwell, king of the Wall Street jungle. With money, power, and an engagement to a beautiful fashion designer, he has it all. But whe... more »n Michael travels to the Amazon to finalize the divorce from his first wife -- a jungle doctor -- she reveals that he also has a blowdart-shooting, giant-spider-carrying, 13-year-old son, Mimi-Siku. Cultures clash when Mimi is entrusted by his tribal chief to bring back fire from the Statue of Liberty. Back home in New York, Michael must somehow convince Mimi that pets are not for eating and it's not nice to chase people with your killer spider. But when Michael's partner (Martin Short) crosses a Russian mob boss in a coffee bean deal, Mimi and Michael must use all their jungle skills in a hysterical father/son rescue. Now you can bring home the hilarious new hit comedy adventure from the studio that brought you HOME IMPROVEMENT and the box office smash THE SANTA CLAUSE.« less
Karyn B. (ischivalrydead) from BLANDFORD, MA Reviewed on 12/1/2009...
Very funny yet also highlights true foibles of us ... what's the term? "stuck on ourselves" Americans. Both kids and adults will find stuff to laugh over. :)
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Jungle to unbelievable
W. J. Cole | usa | 04/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jungle to Jungle is a modern version of Little Indian Big City. (see my review). Although this film is funnier, better acted(Tim Allen rocks!), and more entertaining, I didn't feel the boy(Sam Hungington) that played Mimi was born in the jungle at all. Don't get me wrong, he is a wonderful actor and the girls will love his bod, although he did a great job he didn't come across on film as believable. In Little Indian Big City the boy was believable. Sam Huntington spoke as well as a Harvard lawyer and jungle boys don't speak that well since they told us straight out that he couldn't read.
This film takes place in New York City. Little Indian Big City takes place in Paris. Mimi climbs the Statue of Liberty, pins the neighbors pigeon against the wall, cooks his dad's friends prize fish and yes, gets the girl.
The weird thing about this film I think: A half naked boy walks down the street in New York and nothin happens to him? Unbelievable.
I liked the film because of Tim Allen and Sam Huntington. Allen is funny and Huntington is, well.. see the film. You will like it."
Wonderful family movie
AIMEE | OHIO | 04/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"TIM ALLEN DOES AS USUAL A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE. THIS IS A GREAT FAMILY MOVIE UNLIKE SOME OF THE SEX AND VIOLENT FILLED MOVIES OF TODAY. IGNORE TH BAD RATINGS SOME CUSTOMERS GIVE THIS MOVIE. IT IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. ITS NICE TO BE ABLE TO WATCH A MOVIE THAT THE ENTIRE FAMILY CAN ENJOY."
A Disney Family Film That Will Bring A Smile To Your Face
email@example.com | Bowling Green KY | 11/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Comedians Tim Allen & Martin Short along with newcomer Sam Huntington star in the hilarious Disney re-make of 'Little Indian, Big City.' In this version Allen portrays workoholic Michael Cromwell, a business minded man who travels to the Amazon in order to have the last divorce papers signed by his ex-wife, Patrica. Patrica left Michael 13 years ago pregnant with their son & unluckily for Michael his trip to the rain forest also scores him a meeting with his now 13 year old son, Mimi Siku (Huntington.)Michael is forced to take Mimi to his home, in New York, in order for Mimi to complete a task given to him by the tribal leader. The task being to bring back fire from the Statue of Liberty. But Michael has to much of a busy schedule, in spending time with his fashion designer fiancee, planning the wedding, & finding a buyer for 5 tons of coffee beans, to spend time with Mimi. But Mimi's jungle instincts make it hard to keep him cooped up.Also starring future teen idol LeeLee Sobieski, Jobeth Williams, Valerie Mahaffey, & Lolite Davidovich. This film is great when you need cheering up."
Jungle 2 Jungle
Carl Lee Venters | Los Angeles, CA USA | 02/05/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this DVD, since I had seen it previously in Full Screen. According to the specs listed on the back, this was supposed to be Full Screen. Lo and behold, it was Wide Screen. I like Full Screen and was expecting Full, not Wide Screen. I was a bit upset over this fact. I want to be able to focus on the main action or character, with Wide Screen I get distracted by what is going on both sides of the action or character. I still enjoyed the movie, but wished that it had been in Full Screen like it states on the box. It is too bad that Disney only did the bare bones for it. I do love watching gag reels. I think that movies should be available in all formats (Full Screen, Wide Screen, HD, and Blu-Ray) for the consumers. Not everyone likes only having one format and studios should have all formats."
Tim is great
Zane | Tempe, AZ | 02/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You can't go wrong with a Tim Allen movie. The supporting cast was also good; especially Sam Huntington as his son, Mimi-Siku."