… based on the memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.
The film stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. …
In 1995, Cheryl Strayed decides to hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone, as a way to heal herself, following her divorce, the death of her mother, and years of reckless, destructive behavior. …
The film garnered mostly positive reviews, with much acclaim going to Witherspoon’s physical and mental performance and Vallée’s direction. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 91% approval rating …
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Reese was nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe as Best Actress.
Hikers, especially PCT hikers, are mostly pissed that Strayed has gained so much fame for being so woefully unprepared. She hiked about 1000 miles of the 2,663 mile thru hike.
I must say, however, that I enjoyed the book. And enjoyed the film.
This movie is recommended. 🙂
Though Cheryl Strayed should probably stay far away from real hikers, she’s super happy with how the film turned out.