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Based on a true story, Drama
What provokes somebody to spontaneously put their lives on hold, withdraw from society, and leave their friends and family to embark on a dangerous, epic trek entirely on their own? The question is investigated in this engaging adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, written by British novelist/screenwriter Nick Hornby and featuring a gritty and emotional performance from Reese Witherspoon. Drawing on the romantic American tradition of life on the road, while taking in human vulnerabilities such as drug addiction and grief, the film avoids sentimental clichés associated with cinematic journeys of self-discovery in favour of a raw, often unflinching honesty and biting humour.
Based on a true story, this sad drama sees a young man drop out of college and journey across ths US and on deep into the Alaskan wilderness.
16+ years 142 mins
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