Wild Review

December 4, 2014 7:03 PM

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Wild Review

Story:After the death of her mother (Laura Dern), Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) life is falling part, as she starts taking drugs and having promiscuous sex as she cheats on her husband. Trying to get control of her life, Cheryl decides to hike a thousand miles across California’s Pacific Crest Trail on her own, a journey that will help her discover nature as well as herself.

Analysis:One has to think that making a movie about Cheryl Strayed could involve facing almost as many obstacles as Strayed did herself while taking on the seemingly insurmountable challenge that was the Pacific Crest Trail. The notion that there aren’t any great roles for older women seems to have ...

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