|Bags are packed but is she ready to go?|
Wild Review – Awesome adaptation from memoir titled "Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail".
|...life is a journey|
Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) had no idea what she was getting herself into when she decides to go for a solo hike along the Pacific Coast Trail. Feeling down and out after losing her mother (Laura Dern) to cancel and getting a divorce from her husband. Cheryl was lost and felt the need to get a new perspective on life. The journey thru more than 1,000 mile for over 90 days takes her from harsh condition to heart-warming situation. She comes across different type of people while looking back on her life. Will she 'find' what she is looking for by the end of the trail or will she even complete the journey or drop out half way?
|...there's nothing quite like mother's love...|
Reese lost out to Julianne Moore for the Best Actress Oscar but any other day she could have added another statue for this role. She carried the movie and managed to capture all the parts of Cheryl: how her life had fallen apart, how people saw her through all of it, and how strangers wanted to help her along the way. Her performance showed a great deal of range. With the help of Laura Dern, one could feel the mother and daughter chemistry between them. It broke my heart when I found out that she too lost her mom. Great acting aside, the storyline moved nicely back and forth from present to past to shed some light on Cheryl’s life.
|....no easy journey....|
Our stupid Malaysian censorship managed to spoil the mood when they ‘cut’ a lot of the so called ‘sex scenes’. Made the film look kinda hanging and jumpy from time to time. I really don’t get the point of rating a movie only to end up censoring it later. Other than that it’s a pretty decent flick to watch in case. Bearing in mind maybe a walkabout is all that we need. No frill. No help. Just you and your guts to perhaps rediscover yourself.
I’ll end the review with Cheryl’s first inscription on the trail guestbook – ‘If your nerve deny you, go above your nerve’ – Emily Dickinson & Cheryl Strayed