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It is a blatant attempt by Reese Witherspoon to take an edgier role, but she does a fine job with it. Excellent cinematography, surprisingly good pacing, and solid character development. I definitely recommend seeing it if you are on the fence.
Cheryl Strayed's 3-month hike up North America's spine-turned book, Wild, became a film I rate highly. Here the point IS to cleanse and reinvent oneself, or rather, reboot oneself by undergoing a difficult physical and spiritual trial. Reese Witherspoon is good in the role, but the real star is the editing. Jean-Marc Vallée's vision for the story is very introspective, working in Cheryl's backstory as flashes of memory, but memory as it really works, a visually unfolding mystery of why she's making this journey, with a boisterous supporting performance from Laura Dern. I can't help but compare it to Into the Wild which I hated with the passionate heat of a billion suns (title, based on real story, over-educated protagonist goes hiking), but this is that idea done RIGHT. Wild really does show us who Cheryl is, was, and becomes. Sean Penn had none of Vallée's clarity or focus.
The Best that Reese Witherspoon has been in her career.
She carries the movie, so fantastic.
I never felt that the movie was long or that it drag, nothing like that, I wanted to see what this character went through, and how she was going to make it. I didn't know that this was based on a true journey, only find out in the credits.
Jean-Marc Vallée directs a fantastic movie, the second in a row, hope that his next movie: Demolition, achieve the success of his two last projects.
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