These two movies only compare in the drives these two characters have to undertake their journey. There are no enormous emotive vocal explosions like there are on records save for one restrained attempt near the end of the album. In actual fact it's a heart-warming character study of a woman trying to get het life back on track that works because of a standout performance from Witherspoon and a smart script from Nick Hornby. Overall, while the story and pacing didn't quite live up to my expectations, it's Witherspoon's performance that made the film memorable for me and made it worth it in the end. Can the Shopkins, Shoppies and Shoppets rally together to solve the mystery? The story was a little slow at times, but was easily made up for thanks to Reese Witherspoon's honest and soulful performance. While it didn't quite live up to last year's Dallas Buyers Club for me, he still managed to make a genuine-feeling film full of life.
While Ania was initially an engaging character, her subsequent actions make her quite unlikable and make her seem crazy. It is the film that connects the worlds of Unbreakable and Split in a two-hour epic finale or beginning? With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Then one day she spots a wolf in a forest near her flat and is intrigued and fascinated by it. Reese Witherspoon carries that film beautifully, she layered her performance with sensibility and a quiet strength that suited the character. I also really enjoyed Laura Dern, who also gave a worthwhile performance.
She initially just brings the wolf food but after a while her plans turn more drastic. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. . We feel her pain, see her experiences, and we are up close and personal with her; everything she feels, we feel. True, the whole feat of completing the trail as heroically as Cheryl had in spite of here initial inexperience is not entirely realistic. By now, you are well aware of who did get 2019 Oscar Nominations. I also didn't see what original quirks Reese Witherspoon brought to the role.
Now let's take a look at the many who had been in the running who were left out, all who were snubbed, the 2019 Oscar Snubs. With Dallas Buyers Club and now again with Wild, Vallee has solidified himself as someone to watch. Her journey is funny, emotional, and altogether enjoyable. This is a story about the self destructive behavior of a woman in response to losing her mother that causes her to lose her marriage and self respect. It took me 4 years, 7 months and 3 days to do it, without her. After I lost myself in the wilderness of my grief, I found my own way out of the woods.
However, its director, who is also the star and screenwriter, Bradley Cooper, was left out of the Best Director race. However, I am convinced that the intention of Wild was display of the greater messages behind Cheryl's thousand-mile saga: accepting one's bad choices and accomplishing a feat without Male Privilege. Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother Laura Dern , the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed Reese Witherspoon makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi Laura Dern and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Witherspoon lays out all her cards on the table as Cheryl Strayed.
Wild About Movies also brings you a lot of celebrity interviews. I highly recommend Wild to anyone who wishes to watch a movie about a young woman who loses everyone dear to her including herself and discovers just how strong she is and how her experiences have shaped who she is. Despite being developed entirely in flashbacks, we know enough about her to know she was more than just a mother to Cheryl. I just finished watching Wild and it was a fantastic movie! However, from a point the movie takes a turn for the bizarre and from then on it's just absurdity for the sake of absurdity. Wild succeeds and makes an unforgettable statement.
Had some potential but ultimately goes nowhere. Wild is quite an experience. You get to understand what she's been through, who she is, and what motivated her to do this. I thought the acting was exceptional and believable. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail -- one of the country's longest and toughest through-trails.
If you are not bothered by graphic sex scenes then I would recommend it, but beware: make sure there aren't any kids in the room! With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. The scenes of the Pacific Crest Trail that were in the movie were breathtaking and Reese Witherspoon as always did a phenomenal acting job. There is a poet at work here, but in some ways, outside the context of the images, the notion of a man freezing and starving to death even as he embraces beauty is a tough sell with a solid wall of calm enveloping the listener -- meaning that simple is fine but difficult is another, and contains not enough of either to really reach out and grab the listener, let alone convince. Wild really excels at creating an emotional bond between the viewer and Cheryl herself. There are some tools the writer used to try to expose her internal process such as her journal, talking to a fox, and meeting some people along the way but none of those avenues is developed fully. First: I did not read the book.