By Alissa Wilkinson

A pilgrim on a journey to the Bridge of the Gods.

mpaa rating:R (For sexual content, nudity, drug use, and language.)


Directed By: Jean-Marc Vallée

Run Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Michiel Huisman, Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern

Theatre Release:December 05, 2014 by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Wild is about a long, long hike up the West coast, from the far southern border of the U.S. to within sight of Canada. And it’s also about the high cost of the long walk back toward restoration.

Producer Reese Witherspoon read Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir and optioned it the next day. She also plays the author in the film. After her seven-year marriage and her life fell apart due to her own drug addictions and infidelity, Cheryl legally changed her last name to “Strayed” and left everything behind and set out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail solo—1,100 miles of being alone with her thoughts and her memories and a companion or two along the way.

That all makes this sound like Eat Pray Love meets Into the Wild: woman goes out into nature to find herself. I sharply dislike both of those stories, but Wild is different enough that it won me over. For one, …read more

Source:: Christianity Today