“Wild”: The Movie Reveiw


Have you ever seen a movie and felt as if it were actually speaking to you on a personal level?

The motion picture (adapted from the book) , Wild, is an AMAZING movie (and life story) that speaks with the heart of life and identifies with the wandering spirit inside of us all!

I am not usually one to write a movie review, but “Wild” was so spectacular and inspirational that I felt it be criminal not to write one.

If you haven’t yet seen it, you really should.

Broken by the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (played by Reese Witherspoon) is resolved to paste the shattered pieces of her life back together again. With a firm resolve to change her rock bottom life, she challenged her untrained self to solo hike the Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific West Coast Trail is the second longest part of the Triple Crown of Hiking Trails, and a section of the 6,875 mile long Great Western Loop.

If you have a passion for travel and travel entertainment Cheryl Strayed, and her soul-searching trek across America’s West Coast will literally touch your heart and speak to your soul.

What I felt was truly special about “Wild” is that there was an equal focus on Cheryl’s hike and her inner triumphal journey. The movie was directed with such art that I literally felt like a fly on the wall in her mind.

The cast as well as the quality of acting was superb (particularly, the performance of Reese Witherspoon), and the movie most excellently portrayed this spectacular real life scenic adventure with the audience.

Hats off, “Wild” is a 5 star motion picture experience!

After the movie had finished I sat in my seat and slurped the last few drops of coke that had mixed with the melted ice cubes from my extra-large cup. I actually considered staying and watching the movie for a second time, though my better judgment forced me to stand up and walk out.

Even though a few hours have passed I still feel genuinely inspired by the strength of Cheryl Strayed ‘s will to climb out of her dark rabbit hole, and embrace her own best self.

Taking a step away from your day-to-day life and spending time alone in nature has a way of curing wounds and filling the soul with a new ray of sunshine. I’d like to challenge us all to spend some time alone in the natural world and get to know your true inner self.



Zoe Green

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