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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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Joe (as Ray Mist)
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Storyline

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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Alma salvaje  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Reese Witherspoon was picked by the author to portray her in this film. See more »

Goofs

At one point, a calendar shows Friday, December 7. However, the film is set in 1995, and Dec. 7, 1995 was a Thursday, not a Friday. Recent years where Dec. 7 was a Friday were 1990, 2001, 2007, and 2012, none of which could have been when the movie took place. See more »

Quotes

Stacey: You get lonely?
Cheryl: Honestly? I'm lonelier in my real life than I am out here. I miss my friends, of course, but it's not as if I have anybody waiting for me at home. How about you?
[pause]
Cheryl: Why are you here?
Stacey: I don't know. I just need to find something in myself, you know? I think the trail was good for that. I mean, look.
[They look up at the sunset]
Stacey: This has the power to fill you up again, if you'll let it.
Cheryl: My mother used to say something that drove me nuts. There is a sunrise and a sunset every day...
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Referenced in The Muppets.: Walk the Swine (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Glory Box
Written by Geoff Barrow (as Geoff Paul Barrow), Beth Gibbons, Isaac Hayes & Adrian Utley
Performed by Portishead
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample from "Ike's Wrap II"
Performed by Isaac Hayes
Under license from Concord Music Group, Inc. and Rondor Music
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Life as it is
23 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Realistic performance of Reese Witherspoon. An history about the life as it is. A movie to watch and review in your mind later. I like drama movies that you suffer as you are watching but give you things to think later, this is this type of movie. Wild is a one-character movie but the little pieces of the secondary characters are so well introduced that allows to introduce drama, fear, suspense and romanticism to the history. If I need to say something wrong about the movie is that in some passages there is lack of continuity and feels as if the movie was longer at the beginning and the director need to cut it to do it shorter.


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