With Sharon in DC, I watched Wild as an iTunes rental last Friday night. This is still part of my continuing effort to see all of the Oscar nominated films.
The screenplay is based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. I bought the book in April of 2013 after listening to the author on a podcast. Sharon read the book and then saw the movie in the theater with Liz. I never got around to reading the book or seeing the movie.
The film stars Reese Witherspoon as Strayed with Laura Dern as Strayed's mother and Thomas Sadoski as her ex-husband. Both actresses received Academy Award nominations for their performances, in the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
I was pleasantly surprised by the film. The film does a nice job of telling Strayed's story. Sharon said the book is even better than the film. I need to go back and read the book at some point.
I continue to toy with the idea of hiking all or parts of the PCT someday. I have the trail guides on my nightstand...