Reese Witherspoon, Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress in a Drama!
Reese Witherspoon—in a performance as night and day as imaginable from the cutie pie roles she was once famous for—is a lock for an Oscar nomination and likely a statue in WILD, a thrilling and remarkable film based on Cheryl Strayed’s true autobiographical story. After years of reckless behavior, addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon) makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail—all on her own. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (THE DALLAS BUYERS’ CLUB), “WILD will surely be praised in the coming months for having a strong, well-written, flesh-and-blood female at its center, but it’s to the film’s credit that it wears this badge of honor with a lightness that in no way undermines its sincerity. It uses the great outdoors as the backdrop for a resolutely interior journey, a ruggedly beautiful and emotionally resonant saga of perseverance and self-discovery”—Variety. R. 115 Min.