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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

When Cheryl Strayed walked the trail, she was 26 years old. When this movie was released, Reese Witherspoon was 38 years old. 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 »

Quotes

Cheryl: Ash body. I prefer the ashes of the body. Soft and silver. As a pale light falling to earth.
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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 Film 2018: Episode #44.1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
Written by Paul Simon, Jorge Milchberg & Daniel Alomía Robles
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel
Also Performed by Reese Witherspoon (uncredited)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Very Personal Movie
20 December 2014 | by dreamriderSee all my reviews

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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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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