A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.
Wild was an interesting movie for me because it left me really thinking about so many things.
4 of 5 Stars
I expected this movie to be a bit introspective because that was part of the premise. Going in I knew Cheryl was taking this journey because of something going on in her life though I was clear on what that was. I’d also read some fairly negative reviews about the book (which I’ve not read yet) so I was a little skeptical. While I wouldn’t agree that her choices were healthy the movie played out in a way that I understood why she made them. For me she was relatable because of some of the same horrible choices I’ve made in my own life.
By the time the movie was over I was wondering if I too needed to on some major hike to ‘figure stuff out’. Now having seen the movie movie I’m wanting to read the book to see if I agree with the reviews I’ve seen or not. This story is thought provoking and introspective. If you want action or thrilling moments, even drama – it’s not the right pick. I also think having some kind of knowledge about psychology with traumatic events will help. I’m wondering if a lot of the negative reviews about the book are misunderstandings about the content. Unless you understand on some level why someone might start making these unhealthy choices it seems a bit over the top.
In the end the biggest reason I’m rating this as I am (aside from the great acting) is how much it’s made me think. I love thought provoking material and this fits into that category perfectly for me. I highly recommend it if that’s something you enjoy as well