Adapted from Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir of the same name, director Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild stars Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as a self-destructive divorcée who seeks to conquer her demons by hiking 1100 miles across the Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl was just 22 years old when her mother Bobbi (Laura Dern) died of cancer in 1991. As children, Cheryl and her brother watched their mother endure intense suffering at the hands of their mentally and physically abusive father, and Bobbi was just getting her life together when she fell gravely ill. The loss was too much for Cheryl to take, and before long she sank so deeply into heroin addiction that it destroyed her marriage. Four years later, Cheryl has hit rock bottom. She knows that unless she makes a change, the future she had once hoped for will slip permanently out of reach. Later, as Cheryl begins her arduous journey through the wilderness, those painful memories come flooding back as she encounters numerous dangers and disheartening setbacks. However, the kindness of strangers helps her summon the courage and endurance she'll need to stay the path.~Jason Buchanan
W. Earl BrownFrank
Mo McRaeJimmy Carter
Brian Van HoltRanger
Cliff De YoungEd
Cathryn de PrumeStacey
Kurt ConroydGreg's Friend
Ted DeChateletGreg's Friend
Jeffree NewmanGreg's Friend
Kevin Michael MooreSpider
Beth HallDesk Clerk
Jan HoagAnnette (Frank's Wife)
Anne Gee ByrdVera
Jason NewellCheryl's Dad
Richard MorrisYoung Suit #2
Bobbi Strayed LindstromCheryl (6 Yrs Old)
Robert Alan BarnettMan At Gas Station
William NelsonLeif (3 Yrs Old)
Tony DoupeMan Behind Counter
Dan ConsidineWeird Dude
Greg JamesMan At The Hotel Bar
Orianna HerrmanPaul's Girlfriend
Brian BorcherdtGrateful Dead Cover Band
Eric D. JohnsonGrateful Dead Cover Band
Edric CarterMale Nurse
Matthew NoyesGrateful Dead Fan Musician
Denise McSweenyToll Booth Operator
Alina GattiCollege Freshman
Henry ShotwellSon Of Man At Gas Station
John Mac McMurphyEditor
John PainoProduction Designer
Javiera VarasArt Director
Bergen SwansonExecutive Producer
Nathan RossExecutive Producer
Nick HornbyExecutive Producer
Melissa BruningCostume Designer
Andy NelsonRe-Recording Mixer
Bob RiggsSpecial Effects Coordinator
Dan MooreCostumes Supervisor
Marc CoteVisual Effects Supervisor
Mildred Iatrou MorganSupervising Sound Editor
Robin MathewsDepartment Head Makeup
Adventure Drama,Psychological Drama
Year of Release
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray, Includes Digital Copy
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray
20th Century Studios
Wild [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [Includes Digital Copy] 
An inspirational story following Cheryl Strayed, a woman filled with regrets who takes on 1,100 miles of the Pacific Coastal Trail. With no hiking experience she turns to healing herself as she journeys from the Mojave to the Canadian border.
Gritty survival movie and a fantastic performance by Reese Witherspoon. You dont see too many from a woman's POV so this is something wroth watching
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Reese does a commendable job as a woman in search
Reese Witherspoon in a serious role? Could she possibly do a commendable job, and what was all that buzz about Oscar caliber? I seriously doubted she could get my attention in such a role. I mean, I really enjoy being entertained by her humorous sort of immature roles in past movies.
But, much to my surprise, I was mesmerized by her role in this movie of a woman in search of her reason for being. There are numerous subplots, one being the relationship she has with her brother. This is similar to many sibling relationships. But, after the death of her mother, she is left wondering what is next.
I don't want to tell too much of the story, but in addition to a moving story line, the scenery in the areas traveled to is wonderful making me, as a viewer, want to go to some of the areas.
In a recent interview, actor Reese Witherspoon said something to the effect that she started her own production company in order to make films she and her partners wanted to make and that they would have a strong female influence. If "Wild" is any indication of what will come, I can't wait. This film is based on the memoir, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed and was scripted by Nick Hornby. With Witherspoon as Cheryl, the film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee ("Dallas Buyers Club") with drama, humor and a deep look into the soul of the troubled woman.
The film opens with a hilarious scene of neophyte hiker Cheryl trying to attach her over-stuffed backpack to her shoulders. The backpack is literally as big and heavy as the woman. The film manages to go back and forth between events on the trail and those that led up to the woman attempting such a daunting test. That is, to walk a 1000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail to Oregon. During the 3 month journey we learn how earlier events in her life led to a failed marriage, drug addiction and random hookups. Seeing a brochure in a store, Cheryl decides to strike out on her own on the hike to Oregon where she has decided to settle. Along the way, she meets strangers, some friendly, some not. The journey is painful, both physically and emotionally, for both Cheryl, and I suspect Ms. Witherspoon.
There is a strong supporting performance by Laura Dern as Cheryl's mother Bobbi, but Witherspoon carries the weight, literally and figuratively in this award-worthy film. I can think of no stronger performance this year. The film is beautifully shot, using locations in Oregon and Washington. Cinematographer, Yves Belanger mixes the ruggedness of the wilderness with its natural beauty. Witherspoon and her business partner Bruna Papandrea were also heavily involved in this year's "Gone Girl." They are off to a terrific start. I love this film.
Based on Cheryl Strayed’s real life experience, this movie is full of beautifully shot scenes throughout the Pacific Northwest – absolutely gorgeous. This is an epic hike of over 1,000 miles, but more than that, it is a soulful journey of discovery, healing and the inherent transformation of this woman as she discovers who she is. The many flashbacks throughout introduce us to her life - her ex, her mother, etc., and give us the very clear and understandable "why" of the story.
Reese Witherspoon is amazing as the heroine in this, and it is easy to forget she is acting. While she is still not my favorite actor, she has definitely jumped up the list, she has shown some great talent in this movie. There are a few cringe-worthy points in the movie, as well as some comically appropriate points, which all flow together naturally and never give the impression of staged or forced.
I loved this movie, and I think almost everyone can identify and relate to this journey, even if only recognizing the desire to do something similar at some point.