Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness

Theatrical Release: November 19, 2004
DVD Release: November 19, 2004
Kayla: A Cry in the Wilderness


“Kayla” is a family film that makes you feel good. It focuses on a young boy who still cannot accept his father’s eight-year-old disappearance and apparent death. He cries out for solace, while keeping his mother and well-meaning stepfather at a stony-faced distance. Then, one day, in the snowy wilderness, he encounters a wolf that looks exactly like the dog that led his father’s sled team. Despite the hostility of the townspeople, who fear the wolf will devour more of their livestock, the boy bonds with this dog, Kayla, that teaches him about love, loyalty, and self-sacrifice.

Dove Review

Sometimes when our lives change we are not always ready for it or don’t want to see the truth. In this movie that is where Sam is at. His dad, a famous explorer, has been missing for eight years. His mother just remarried. This is a great adventure movie that the whole family can watch. There are some events that happen after the town decides that the people can use poison on the wild dogs which are intense. And a few scenes might be a bit strong or frightening for the very young. One dog is sick by the side of the road from the poison and Sam’s stepfather puts the dog down. This film does have some good moments. This reminds me of the great adventure movies with animals that I watched as a kid.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A poisoned dog is put down by being hit by a shovel but it's not shown on screen. Also, dogs are shot at.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Questar Inc.
Producer: Claudio Luca
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe