Synopsis: With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed 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, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.
Director(s): Jean-Marc Vallée
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 65 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min



Okay. Okay.

"I'd rather be a hammer than a nail."



F*** you, b*tch!

- Good luck.

- Thanks.


I need a room for the night.


Unless, uh... you have

a companion joining you later.

If you have a companion, it's more.

I don't have a companion.

So it's $18.

For now.

It'll stay $18.

Unless someone comes later.

Which he won't.

He may.

To throw out certain

evidence obtained at O.J. Simpson's house.

Um, I'm hiking the PCT.

And, um, I don't have a license

plate number or an address.

Just put down your folks' address.

- Hello.

- Hey.

Oh, hey.



Y-You in Mojave?

Yeah. Um, I used your address

as my address

on the registration form 'cause I...

I couldn't think of anything else.

No, that's cool. Anytime.

Hey, if you see my little brother,

will you let him know where I am?

Not that he would give a sh*t,

but I just want him to know.

No, he does, he will.

Um, listen, I'm making dinner

for a friend, and, uh...

Oh. Which friend?

Does it make any difference?

You know, I only called

because I was looking for Leif.

No, I want you to call.

I want you to call.

We're friends, remember?


No, I'm sorry.

For what?

I-I don't know.

I'm-I'm sorry, uh...

that you have to walk

a thousand miles just to...

Finish that sentence.

Why do I have to walk a thousand miles?

Uh, do you have the list

of addresses to write to?

Yeah. Yeah.

Do you want me to send anything else?

Uh, no, thanks.

Aimee's in charge of all the boxes.

Okay. Okay.


I got to go.

Happy trails, Cheryl.

Remember, you can quit anytime.


Oh, my God.



So where are you going?

I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

It goes from the Mexican border

up to Canada.

I'll be walking

for the next three months.


Up to Ashland.

You do a lot of hiking?

Well, I mean,

I'm not obsessive, but this is

quite a stretch, even for me.

I guess we're gonna be the last

human contact you have for a while, huh?

That's true.

You can never

Go home anymore


Does this sound familiar?

You wake up every morning

Go to school every day

Spend your nights on the corner

Just passing time away

Your life is so lonely

Like a child without a toy

Then a miracle

A boy

And that's called "glad"


Go home anymore


Love you, too, son.

"If your Nerve, deny you,

Go above your Nerve."

Emily Dickinson. And Cheryl Strayed.

Oh, my God.

What the f*** have I done?

What... The f***?


The f***?

What the f***?

You can quit anytime.

You can quit...


You can quit...




Jesus f***ing Christ.

Yes, I would

If I could

I surely would

I thought of you today.

I felt a burst of energy,

remembering why I thought

I could hike this trail.

I hope you won't be mad at me if I quit.

"Today a backhoe divulged out

of a crumbling flank of earth,

"one bottle amber, perfect,

"a hundred-year-old cure

for fever or melancholy...

"A tonic for living on this earth.

"Today I was reading about Marie Curie."

"She died a famous woman,

denying her wounds...

"Denying her wounds

came from the same source

"as her power."

So, what did he say?

He said he was going to call you.

- Are you serious?

- Yeah, I know.

Does he think we're in junior high?


I think he's going

to ask for your number!


- Hey.

- Hey.

- How's it going?

- Good.

Hard but fun.

All right. See you.

Yeah, cool.

I'm just gonna grab this for a second.

I'm sorry I ignored you at school today.

That's okay, hon.

We agreed, right?

It's pretty strange

going to school with your mom.

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Nick Hornby

Nicholas Peter John "Nick" Hornby (born 17 April 1957) is an English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter. He is best known for his memoir Fever Pitch and novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, all of which were adapted into feature films. Hornby's work frequently touches upon music, sport, and the aimless and obsessive natures of his protagonists. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide as of 2013. more…

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