• 2014
  • USA
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski
  • UK release: 16 January 2014

After the death of her free-spirited mother (Dern), a young woman (Witherspoon) decides to hike 1,100 miles along part of the Pacific Crest Trail, despite being almost comically unprepared. In this assured adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Witherspoon is outstanding, giving her best performance since Walk the Line.

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JEAN-MARC VALLÉE | USA | 2014 | 115m | 15


Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother, the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behaviour, Cheryl Strayed makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again by hiking the famous Pacific Crest Trail.

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