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A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

Director:

Jean-Marc Vallée

Writers:

Nick Hornby (screenplay by), Cheryl Strayed (memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail")
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Cheryl
Laura Dern ... Bobbi
Thomas Sadoski ... Paul
Keene McRae ... Leif
Michiel Huisman ... Jonathan
W. Earl Brown ... Frank
Gaby Hoffmann ... Aimee
Kevin Rankin ... Greg
Brian Van Holt ... Ranger
Cliff De Young ... Ed
Mo McRae ... Jimmy Carter
Will Cuddy ... Josh
Leigh Parker ... Rick
Nick Eversman ... Richie
Ray Buckley ... 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 Fox Searchlight

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Based on the inspirational best seller.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film production began amidst the shutdown of the federal government in October 2013, which complicated plans to film on-location within Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and National Park Service lands in Oregon, which were closed during the shutdown. See more »

Goofs

Early in her hike, as Cheryl is howling along with coyotes, a distinctive round-topped rock spire is visible in the distance. This is the iconic Monkey Face tower at Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon; this setting is supposed to be well within California. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Are You Going With Me
Written by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Performed by Pat Metheny Group
Courtesy of ECM Records
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User Reviews

 
Finding your strength within

Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern got well deserved Oscar nominations for their roles in this film. In fact, I cannot fathom how Witherspoon was denied a win.

I won't fall into the trap of comparing this film to the book. The book was the best one I read last year, and I thought it unfilmable. I was surprised at how well the film managed to capture the essential elements of the book.

The key was not the Pacific Coast Trail, but Cheryl Strayed's journey into self-discovery. The point where she fell to her knees in tears was the culmination of pain in her life, and the realization of her love for her mother.

This is definitely a film to watch more than once.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$606,810, 7 December 2014

Gross USA:

$37,880,356

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,501,541
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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