IMDb Rating - 7.2 / 10
My Rating - 3 / 5
‘Into the Wild’ and Emile Hirsch nerve-breaking performance came to my mind, soon after watching the trailer of ‘Wild.’ It was one heck of a ride, with intense characterization and performance.
Experiencing the wilderness (ALONE) is a longstanding wish on my bucket list, I don’t know when, how and where it is going to happen. But the least I can do now is to experience it by watching movies, which is made with the same theme.
Alright, let’s get started. Story, Screenplay, Music and Performance on the cards, as you know. Here we go then!
What makes you stay seated?
You might find the screenplay not-so-interesting, you might find the music not-so cosy, and we all know it is a slow moving movie. Despite all these, there is one thing that will make you stay seated for all 115 minutes, which is Reese Witherspoon (Cheryl). She justified her role with a clear-cut PERFORMANCE. She hasn't just performed, but rather lived and experienced the wild as a whole. Laura Derm, known for her performance in the Jurassic Park, has come up with a smiling-yet-remarkable performance as Bobbi, Cheryl’s mother. There were some other characters in the movie, which I don’t remember as of now, but I would say that everyone did their part neatly.
The STORY is another positive with the script, which by itself is very powerful and deep. A young woman, after losing her charming-yet-lovable mother and abandoned marriage, took a rash decision to go for a 1000 miles of hiking, all alone. This way she tries to get rid of her destructive behaviour and recklessness and also recover from the pain she had in the past. Bold story of a woman, who proceeds against all odds on her journey that enrages, toughen and eventually heals her.
What would have been better?
I don’t deny the fact that this is a typical drama with its own love and emotions. But I guess it would have been made even more interesting including some other characters in the plot. Into the Wild is a similar movie with more or less similar storyline, but the plot has been dealt well making the movie even more appealing. SCREENPLAY matters the most when it comes to the family drama. It should be tweaked with some interesting elements, dialogues, visuals, and so on. And most important of all is the unpredictability of the scenes, which is missing entirely in this movie. I would rather say a wonderful plot and awe-inspiring cinematography has been lost in the not-so-interesting and a predictable screenplay.
Since it is a biographical family drama, MUSIC comes last in the list, followed by story, screenplay and performances. Background score would have been better as a good soothing music adds value to the entire script, which is about experiencing the wild.
Watch this movie for the awesome cinematography and some inspiring performances
Story - 4 / 5
Screenplay - 1.5 / 5
Music - 2 / 5
Performance - 4.5 / 5
A quick glance on the movie Wild Reviewed by T R Gowthama on 11:58 Rating: