Preview: Wild (15)

PUBLISHED: 20:30 15 January 2015

Reese Witherspoon. Photograph: Allstar/FOX SEARCHLI.

Reese Witherspoon. Photograph: Allstar/FOX SEARCHLI.

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A STORY of courage, determination and bravery is played out in this life-affirming pursuit for happiness.

The plot is based on the memoirs of Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) who decides to take on a challenge of a lifetime after sinking into a self-destructive cycle.

The death of her mother and divorcing her husband Paul (Thomas Sadowski) takes its toll on her and leaves Cheryl so low that not even her best friend Aimee (Gaby Hoffman) can make her smile anymore.

Then one day, Cheryl makes the bold decision to turn her life around with an almost unthinkable challenge that will stetch her to the very limit, both physically and mentally.

She decides to take on a gruelling 1,100-mile trek along the Pacific West Trail.

It is a move that will change Cheryl’s outlook on life, and sees her take on some of the harshest environments on the planet and meet incredible people on an epic journey that is truly unforgettable.

Cheryl’s memoirs were turned into a film by writer Nick Hornby and has enjoyed positive reviews since is December release in the United States.

The film is released tomorrow (Friday).

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