For a brief moment this fall the movie that told her story was at the center of Oscar discussion. Then it got lost in the wilderness.
Cheryl Strayed’s story is one of fierce determination and will. It’s inspirational. Brave. Moving. I felt the urge to go explore the world and do anything and everything I’ve been putting off, after watching the film last night. It also made me want to phone my Mom ASAP. Reese Witherspoon produces a brilliant performance from beginning to end. I can’t wait to read the book.
I am a huge fan of film. Especially when the script includes a strong female role.
I look forward to these kind of roundtables from the Hollywood Reporter every year, because it’s a chance to hear from the inspiring, passionate, intelligent women who take those roles on…