Reese Witherspoon stars in a powerful and moving true-life wilderness adventure scripted by Nick Hornby.
Following a personal tragedy, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) slips into a cycle of self-destructive behaviour. Her ex-husband Paul (Thomas Sadowski) and best friend Aimee (Gaby Hoffmann) are powerless to help her. But then Cheryl makes the decision to embark upon an extraordinary, life-changing journey. She takes an eventful solo hike along the epic 1,100 mile Pacific West Trail, which runs all the way up the western spine of the United States. Nick Hornby follows his Oscar-nominated screenplay for 'An Education' with this adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir. Reese Witherspoon is a revelation as Cheryl, in her meatiest role since 'Walk the Line'. She's ably supported by Laura Dern, who gives a heartbreaking performance as Cheryl's mother, Bobbi. The director is versatile Jean-Marc Vallee, whose previous film, the much-acclaimed 'Dallas Buyers Club', won three Oscars.