The director of Dallas Buyers Club helms this true-story, self-discovery drama starring Reese Witherspoon (in an Oscar-nominated performance). Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed, who took it upon herself to hike solo across 1,800kms of America. Based on Strayed’s bestselling memoir, adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby (the novel High Fidelity and the screenplay for An Education).
Opening with Strayed mid-way through her on-foot odyssey along the Pacific Crest Trail, Wild detours back in time to depict the significant events of her life, mirroring the difficulties of Strayed's endeavour. From the void left by the death of her mother (fellow Oscar nom Laura Dern) to the excessive drug use and promiscuity she tries to fill it with, Wild delves deeper into Strayed's tumultuous life the further she proceeds on her self-appointed quest.
DramaTrue Story & Biography