film / 9.00pm / Film4
an oscar-nominated reese Witherspoon is cheryl Strayed, who, after suffering personal tragedy, walked from the Mojave desert to Oregon – around 1,100 miles. Jean-marc Vallée (who also directed Witherspoon in TV hit Big Little Lies) and scriptwriter Nick Hornby bring Strayed’s best-selling memoir to the screen. A warts ’n’ all tale, with Witherspoon creating a rounded, believable portrayal of a woman desperate to rid herself of her troubles by walking them off.
Reese Witherspoon tries to walk her troubles away