Cheryl Strayed: "I have only another 300 miles left to walk. I'm desperate for it to be over. I'm terrified too. When I'm done, I'll only have two dimes to my name, but I'll have to start living. I'm nowhere near ready."
The story is about Cheryl Strayed has she 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, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
Well since it's award season and a lot of award worthy movies are coming (Really fast, I mean my lord there's loads) and this movie is nominated for some as well. Wild is directed by the same guy who made the best movie of 2013 (In my opinion) Dallas Buyers Club that's the movie and while I think that film is one of his best, Wild comes second in mind because Wild is pretty damn good film.
Reese Witherspoon like always gives her best in any movie and in this there's no difference, in this movie she pulls off a smooth, charming and her best performance in her career. To those who think that Reese Witherspoon character in this film is all Hollywood and perfect and hot looking in this, actually no, he character get's dirty, her damn toe nails comes bleeding off in such a brutal way and that's what I like about that, because the movie shows that when you go off for a very long and I do mean long hike you don't come out of it with no scratch on you and this movie shows that. Witherspoon is one of those actress that I liked from the very beginning and I'm talking about right at the start of her movies, and still today she still gives and great and well Oscar worthy performances. Yeah she did some bad movie has well, but these good ones as well and this is one of them.
The directing from Jean-Marc Vallee was super spot on, I mean this guy can really direct a story telling movie just like Buyers Club. Good work Jean- Marc Vallee.
For nick picks that I have for the movie I have some like: The movie doesn't tell you much about her character and normally I like those kind of things where as a viewer myself can peace the puzzle myself to know her character, but if your going to do that it really takes brilliant writing to pull that off and don't get me wrong I'm not saying that the writing is god awful or anything like that, but what I'm trying to say is that movie kept to much away from her character so to be honest at times I didn't know what she was doing at times and the movie wants me to connect to that but I don't know why she did because I don't know much of her. But then later on all the answers came flooding in and that's when I finally got it.
Wild overall has great performances from Witherspoon and Laura Dern, the cinematography is so gorgeous to look at in this movie and the directing has I said before was done extremely good. Wild may not be your type of film and that's fine, but for me I thought it was pretty well made.