Wild and the Healing Power of Nature

January 2, 2015 3:07 PM

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Can a radical immersion in nature heal our deep emotional wounds? That it can is the premise of Wild, the movie version of Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her thousand-mile trek along the Pacific Coast Trail.

In a memorable performance, Reese Witherspoon portrays Cheryl, two parts grit, two parts wounded woman, and three parts vulnerability, both to her own weaknesses and to the healing power of nature. The sequence of events that brought a young woman to seek solace in the solitude of nature is conveyed...

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