Michael Cromwell (Tim Allen) is a New York City commodities broker. He is in love and wants to get married to a lovely young woman by the name of Charlotte (Lolita Davidovich). There is just one problem Michael was married before and never got divorced. His wife Dr. Patricia Cromwell (Jobeth Williams) left him years before and lives with a tribe in Valenzuela.
Michael decides that he must travel to his wife and get the divorce. When he arrives he finds out that he has a 13 year old son named Mimi-Siku (Sam Huntington). He tries to bond with the boy while he is in the bush. He promises to take him back to New York but it is mostly a gesture rather than something he wants to do. The boy has never been anywhere let alone to a big city like New York.
Now while in the city Mimi wants to see the Statue of Liberty. He wants to see the flame of freedom. He is a little disheartened to find out that the flame is not real. Mimi tries to fit in but really he doesn't and as the time comes to go home he is looking forward to it.
Mimi was able to make one friend while in the city. The daughter of Michael's partner Richard Kempster (Martin Short). Karen (Leelee Sobieski) and Mimi hit it off when Mimi stays with the family overnight.
The story is kind of slow in the beginning but by the end it kind of hits home. Director John Pasquin does an excellent job bringing the two jungles together. You see sometimes we have to take a look around to see what fits for us. Sometimes the other jungle fits better than the one we have. Enjoy the movie .