The director of Dallas Buyers Club, Jean Marc-Vallée, brings another drama based on a real life story. Strong performances of Reese Witherspoon, who plays Sheryl (a woman that embarks into a solo hiking of 1,100 miles), and Laura Dern, who plays her mother. The main problem is that the film is not ‘wild’ enough, not the hiking, not the forest dangers, not even the sex and drugs. The story never builds up; actually its the opposite: the most difficult parts of the journey are at the beginning, when Sheryl is a rookie in hiking, after that all the dangers are overcome relatively easy. The film is full powerful moments where Witherspoon shine, but at the end you will find yourself asking: Was that all?
by Oscar Rodríguez Górriz