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
Chris Kesting from Camas, Washington found the boot that Reese Witherspoon threw off the cliff in the opening scene, while hiking with a friend near Mt. Hood Skibowl in March 2015. He hopes to have it signed by Reese, and it is now on display in his living room. 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 »
I'm sorry that you have to walk 1000 miles just to...
Finish that sentence. Why do I have to walk 1000 miles?
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There are photos of the real Cheryl Strayed on her actual walk shown during the credits. See more »
Your life will most likely determine whether or not you like this film, whether or not it moves you.
I read the book and was not sure how they were going to make such an introspective novel into a movie but they did a pretty good job. My group of friends had mixed reactions, some of us were deeply moved (myself included) some where wondering why we were...
I felt the way her story was portrayed in flashbacks was very effective and about the only way to tell this story. It can never be as deep as the emotions in the book and it had to skim over a lot but still, for me and others I was with it was very powerful.
On a superficial side note... I wish she had looked dirtier. Her hair and clothes always looked too clean for what she was doing with very minimal hygiene.
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