After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has 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, strengthen, and ultimately heals her. Written by
The film crew violated the #1 rule of the US National Forests, "Leave No Trace", by abandoning the hiking boot thrown in the opening scene. See more »
Losing toenails during a trail walk isn't uncommon, however toenails fall off in a rather painless process following the gradual formation of a blister underneath it instead of a bleeding mess depicted at the start of the film. The way Cheryl loses her big toenail could only be attributed to a severe injury and not to the walk itself. See more »
She died a famous woman, denying her wounds, denying her wounds came from the same source as her power.
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There are photos of the real Cheryl Strayed on her actual walk shown during the credits. See more »
This was a great movie and exactly what I needed! I know from now on to not listen to most of the reviews on here at all. They are the opposite of good!? This was along the lines of Into The Wild, not as good but not bad at all and worth watching. Well done! This could be called a chick flick for real women who want substance, Strength and encouragement from the female in the role. When the world gets to much and is sucking your life away- Get the heck out and walk, climb a mountain , ride a horse ! Push the boundaries of what you think you are capable of and learn! I cried , it was good. I didn't know anything about it until I watched it. I have been coming to IMDb to pick movies with good ratings and people giving good reviews. Only to be disappointed time and again. If you like the Idea of the film , you will likely enjoy it as much as I did.
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