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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$37,877,959 (USA) (1 May 2015)
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Shot almost completely with natural light. See more »

Goofs

When Cheryl is undressing before her shower, you can see the abrasions on the front of her shoulders from her backpack. When she's drying off after the shower and looking in the mirror, they are gone. See more »

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Cheryl: I know only that I didn't need to reach with my bare hands anymore. That seeing the fish beneath the surface was enough. That it was everything. My life -like all lives- mysterious, irrevocable and sacred, so very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to let it be.
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Featured in Film 2016: Episode #44.1 (2015) See more »

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I Can Never Go Home Anymore
Written by Shadow Morton (as George Morton)
Performed by The Shangri-Las
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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