Wild incessantly goes back and forth and back and forth in time, a technique that in this case demonstrates a lack of confidence within the director. A lack of confidence in the very strong true story at hand, had it been told properly, or a lack of confidence in himself and what he is doing. Either way, another mishandled film, a film that gets in the way of the story.
What of that story let to shine through combines with Reese Witherspoon’s very good performance to yield a film I mildly recommend. Wild is a good movie, but could have been and should have been much more powerful. If this is the type of movie you like, you should like it. Stay tuned during the end credits for slides of the real Cheryl Strayed. 6/10