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A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

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(screenplay by), (memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail")
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed 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, strengthen, and ultimately heals her. Written by Spencer Higham

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language | See all certifications »

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19 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Моето приключение в дивото  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,113,752 (USA) (30 January 2015)

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$37,880,356 (USA)
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Trivia

Art Alexakis: lead singer of rock band Everclear was chosen for the role of the tattoo artist by his friend Brian Lindstrom, husband of Cheryl Strayed. See more »

Goofs

Losing toenails during a trail walk isn't uncommon, however toenails fall off in a rather painless process following the gradual formation of a blister underneath it instead of a bleeding mess depicted at the start of the film. The way Cheryl loses her big toenail could only be attributed to a severe injury and not to the walk itself. See more »

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Cheryl: Ash body. I prefer the ashes of the body. Soft and silver. As a pale light falling to earth.
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Crazy Credits

There are photos of the real Cheryl Strayed on her actual walk shown during the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Summer (2016) See more »

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El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
Written by Paul Simon, Jorge Milchberg & Daniel Alomía Robles
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel
Also Performed by Reese Witherspoon (uncredited)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The long and winding road
23 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am the daughter of a mother who recently passed away from lung cancer. She never smoked, like the protagonist mother. I cried many times during this movie. It made me think a lot because like the lead character, i often ruminate over the past; i have a lot of flashbacks and memories of my mother keep replaying in my head., and the things she said to me will forever echo in my brain. In terms of the sex and the drug taking, i think Resse did very well in portraying the daughter who completely lost herself and the desire to live with the loss of her mother. I also grew up in a single household and my mother and I were always together, our identity are intertwined; it was us against the world. Losing our mother is like losing more than life itself, I am still finding myself lost and struggling to find meaning in life. It is a constant struggle to not give up and give into self destruction and I am very thankful that the protagonist captured this feeling very well.

Like the life of a lot of people, this movie is about the journey we take. Its not about the destination or achieving a particular purpose. It is deeply realistic, and i am glad it doesn't lecture or give a moral lesson on how we should be ,or a happy ending because we don't always get that in life. Life is ugly and it doesn't always end in happiness and things don't always happen for a reason good people do not always get a good ending and normal people can do bad things to themselves and to toh others due to pain brought on by unbearable grief. This movie inspires me to maybe run a marathon.

Walking, hiding and running are very meditative and its like a metaphor for life, no matter what happened, all we can do is keep walking.


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