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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.



(screenplay), (memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail")
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 61 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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Release Date:

19 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Моето приключение в дивото  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$606,810 (USA) (5 December 2014)


$37,877,959 (USA) (1 May 2015)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Cheryl Strayed walked the trail, she was 26 years old. When this movie was released, Reese Witherspoon was 38 years old. See more »


Cheryl's walking stick appears and disappears throughout the film. When she started the hike she did not have a walking stick. When she was talking about getting tired of eating mush, the walking stick appears with her gear. Then on day 5 it is nowhere to be seen. See more »


Cheryl: [voiceover] What if I forgive myself? What if I was sorry? But if I could go back in time, I wouldn't do a single thing differently. What if I wanted to sleep with every single one of those men? What if heroin taught me something? What if all those things I did were the things that got me here? What if I was never redeemed? What if I already was?
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Referenced in Film 2016: Episode #44.6 (2015) See more »


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Written by Geoff Barrow (as Geoff Paul Barrow), Beth Gibbons, Isaac Hayes & Adrian Utley
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Contains a sample from "Ike's Wrap II"
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Under license from Concord Music Group, Inc. and Rondor Music
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I Don't Care What They Say...I Really Liked This Movie!
28 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am really surprised at all of the negative reviews here. But then I remember, this is IMDb. Enough said there. I enjoyed this movie very much. I don't think it was anything more than the story of one woman trying to find a way to move forward. This movie is not a political statement about feminism. This is ONE woman's story of regret, healing, and ultimately about forgiving herself so that she could move forward. Is this movie boring? Only if you need CGI and superheroes to call it "exciting." Do people do really adventurous things like taking off alone on a thousand mile trek on foot? Yeah, they do. And most of them actually survive. People have been surviving for thousands of years by striking out on their own without any previous experience or "training." Many years ago I did something very similar to what this woman did in the Sierra Nevadas. Looking back now I know I must have been crazy to do something so unplanned. But it was something I felt I had to do and was also stemmed from a tragic loss. I thought Reese was very believable in this role. The constant flashbacks that seemed to bother all the other reviewers did not bother me in the least. The flashbacks were the unfolding of her life taken in little pieces and in sync with the memories that were ignited within her on her journey. So contrary to the other reviewers, I liked this movie! The soundtrack was right on target with what was happening in each scene. The scenery was stunning, but of course it would be if you've ever been in the area. On foot. I happily gave this movie a rating of 7 out of 10.

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