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.
Wild is a powerful and emotional movie about a woman who goes on a 1770 kilometers solo hiking adventure as a way for her to recover from her past. With one of the best performances of 2014 from Reese Witherspoon, she shows us a character who has to sacrifice everything just to make the trip. While I think the story starts off too slow and is a bit too long for its own good, that doesn't change the fact that “Wild” is definitely worth your time with its absolutely gorgeous landscapes and great performances.
Wild has quite an intriguing and special story about Cheryl, a woman who carries a lot of pain and suffering because of events she has gone through in her life. She is seeking acceptance to her pain by walking the 1 770 kilometers long Pacific Crest Trail (mostly called PCT in the movie). The story is truly immersive and is very capable at hitting that soft spot in our heart. However, at some points throughout the story, in my opinion mostly during the second part of the film, the story starts to slack a little whereby you could somewhat lose interest. Apart from that negative side note, we do get a good portrayal by Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl as well as really great music to strengthen the emotions throughout the movie.
If you cry easily, take out your wipes before starting “Wild”. The film has a very emotional and grounded story which will make you tear up pretty easily. Cheryl, the protagonist, is played by Reese Witherspoon and hell does she do it good. Her performance was mesmerizing and truly believable. While the story might be a tad bit too long, where at points you could find yourself losing your interest somewhat, it is still worth to watch thanks to some gorgeous landscapes and music. Altogether “Wild“ is a very special movie.