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Plot Summary

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope.  After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision.  With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone.  WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon , Laura Dern , Gaby Hoffmann , Thomas Sadoski , Michiel Huisman , W. Earl Brown , Kevin Rankin , Nick Eversman

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Wild (2014)

Release Date: December 5th, 2014

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  • Vallee’s latest offering is alternately harrowing and heartbreaking, but laced with saving bursts of humor. show more

  • Heartfelt and haunting, sympathetic while still aware of the limits of sympathy, Wild incorporates beautiful direction, smart writing and brave acting. show more

  • Vallée, in collaboration with screenwriter Nick Hornby, gives the film its energy by pulling the narrative apart. They create a two-hour hallucinatory montage of the hike and Cheryl's back story that's wound together with the songs, phrases and poetry that she recited to herself as she walked. show more

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The 'Wild' Trailer Forecasts Another Oscar for Reese Witherspoon (VIDEO)

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Katie Roberts on Jul 10th, 2014 6:00PM

Toward the beginning of the first trailer for "Wild," the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir, star Reese Witherspoon, panting and looking exhausted, asks via narration, "Oh my god -- what have...

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