Ethxn🎬’s review published on Letterboxd:
“I've always been someone's daughter or mother or wife. I never got to be in the driver's seat of my own life.”
I don’t know what’s more admirable than taking charge of your own life & starting an extremely long hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. I certainly believe that completely uprooting your life and doing something so grandiose and out of your comfort zone is the best way to start anew.
I was perpetually afraid for Cheryl Strayed’s safety throughout this film. I absolutely loved Wild. I love the fact that I can relate to her wanting to exile herself. Cheryl’s reflection on her life is shown many times throughout the film. It hit home for me & I'm sure is relatable for many others. When you’re alone out in the wild battling the elements, you have nothing but the thoughts & memories in your mind. You can’t help but reflect, ponder, analyze every mistake and event in your life while you take every step towards your destination.
Wild is the third film I’ve seen by Jean-Marc Vallée. I loved Dallas Buyers Club (2013) & I have also seen Demolition Man (2015). This is a beautiful film, Reese Witherspoon is amazing, she brings a phenomenal performance & emotional weight that really elevates it.
I really enjoy films like this & I truly recommend this one, it’s quite the adventure and easily a favorite of mine.