Friday, December 5, 2014

December Movie Club: Wild

We first heard of Cheryl Strayed and her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, one that goes from the US-Mexico border through California, Oregon, and Washington up to the US-Canada border (Strayed detoured to Nevada due to snow), in an article she wrote for Vogue several years ago.  Since then, her book Wild has become a best seller, and novelist/screenwriter Nick Hornby adapted the book for a film of the same name, starring Reese Witherspoon as Strayed and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée of Dallas Buyers Club and The Young Victoria.  

Wild was shot on stunning locations in the West, and follows Strayed's journey to find the beauty in life and become the woman her late mother raised her to be, after struggles with a broken marriage and drug abuse.  Even if you cannot fully relate to the pain and difficulties of her early life, the film inspires those looking for more meaning in their existence, or those considering a major change in life.  It shows that while we each matter individually, we are also only a small part of a big, beautiful world - and there is so much to see and to experience.  

If you also see Wild, which opens in wide release today, and which we highly recommend, please share your thoughts below in the comments.

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