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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cheryl
... Bobbi
... Paul
... Leif
... Jonathan
... Frank
... Aimee
... Greg
... Ranger
... Ed
... Jimmy Carter
... Josh
... Rick
... Richie
... Joe (as Ray Mist)
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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$606,810, 5 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,880,356

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,501,541
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Trivia

Reese Witherspoon dropped out of Big Eyes (2014) to do this movie. See more »

Goofs

When she pitches her tent, she never stakes down the guy lines that hold the window flaps out. Not only would it be hard to get a breeze in the desert that way, a good wind would blow it down. See more »

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Cheryl: [Cheryl's first inscription on the trail guestbook] "If your Nerve, deny you - Go above your Nerve" - EMILY DICKINSON and Cheryl Strayed.
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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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Featured in The Oscars (2015) See more »

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The Air That I Breathe
Written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
Performed by The Hollies
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd & Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A little gem of a movie about goals and personal growth
20 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Wild has a really intriguing premise, the idea of a solo hike does it for me but I was wary that the movie lasted over 100min. What could possibly be entertaining about a women hiking alone from the Mexican border to the Canadian Border? As it turns out quite a lot.

At first, it's hard to understand Cheryl, she definitely does not strike you as a someone who could do this. She bit off more than she can shew, it's clearly naive of her. But as Cheryl is struggling on her hike flashbacks of her life before the Pacific Crest Trails are peppered throughout the movie and like anyone you're getting to know she starts to make sense. You get to understand what she's been through, who she is, and what motivated her to do this. It's a challenge that she brought on herself for herself, something she needed.

And just like that a 115 minutes passes, during which you were taken on physical and soul searching journey with amazing landscapes, and a flawed but strong woman. Reese Witherspoon carries that film beautifully, she layered her performance with sensibility and a quiet strength that suited the character. I didn't totally relate to Cheryl but I wasn't completely impervious to her ordeal, I also have dreams and life-goals to achieve.

On a side note, it was recently pointed out to me I had never seen Wild as the female lead version of Into The Wild. I've never finished Sean Penn & Emile Hirsh's hiking movie but from what I remember Into The Wild was much more wild and raw the dude wasn't on a hiking trail but in the wilderness. These two movies only compare in the drives these two characters have to undertake their journey.

Wild is a beautiful movie about personal growth and living in one's truth. @wornoutspines


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