Fox Searchlight has released a new Wild clip from director Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Dallas Buyers Club) upcoming drama, and it’s a fantastic representation of the film as a whole. Based on the Cheryl Strayed memoir of the same name (adapted by Nick Hornby), Reese Witherspoon stars as a woman who attempts a three-month long hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, during which she reflects on past mistakes and hardships, and struggles to find some inner peace. While the premise may sound trite and predictable, the film is anything but. It’s funny, surprising, and emotionally affecting, and Witherspoon gives quite possibly the best performance of her career. This new clip comes from a scene in which Witherspoon’s character gets mistaken for a hobo and responds in sharp fashion. Again, I highly recommend seeing the film when it comes to a theater near you; it’s one of my favorites of the year.
Check out the new Wild clip after the jump, and click here to read my full review from TIFF. The film also stars Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisman, Gaby Hoffmann, Kevin Rankin, W. Earl Brown, Mo McRae, and Keene McRae. Wild opens in theaters on December 5th.
Via Fox Searchlight.
Here’s the official synopsis for Wild:
With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.