• Wild (2014)

Wild

Release Date: December 3rd, 2014

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 2015

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail -- one of the country's longest and toughest through-trails.

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

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Genres: Biography , Adventure , Drama

Production Co: Pacific Standard

Keywords: Sacrifice, Emotional, Transformation, Bar, Brooding, Car, 2010s, Intense, Friend

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 81
    James RocchiFilm.com

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

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This screen adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s autobiographical best-seller is burdened, out of fidelity to the book, with life lessons and unneeded explanations that it dispenses, like CliffsNotes, at every opportunity. show more

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)