Today and tomorrow I present Reese Witherspoon x 2 = Good Movies
Today's movie is Wild (2014, Rated R, Available On DVD).
Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) is devastated by the death of her mother, Bobbi (Laura Dern). When Cheryl's marriage ends, she takes Strayed as her last name because of her drug use and casual sex with strangers.
Cheryl gets clean and hikes more than one thousand miles of the Pacific Coast Trail, alone, in what becomes a healing, though perilous, journey. The trek in the film feels quite real.
Witherspoon was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for Wild, while Dern was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
The acting is good. The movie is lovely. I believe it has spiritual overtones that I don't understand. I hope to appreciate the story by reading the book of the same name by Cheryl Strayed. It's available on Amazon at http://goo.gl/4yqSA6.
For now, Wild earns The Janie Junebug Seal of Toe Nail
I watched Wild on a DVD graciously provided to me by Netflix because I pay my bill every month.
Happy viewing! I have another Reese Witherspoon movie for you tomorrow.
Infinities of love,