Propelled by the death of her mother (Dern) and subsequent divorce, Cheryl (a career-redefining Witherspoon) decides to clear her head with a solo trek along the 1,100 mile Pacific Crest trail. En route, there are dangerous encounters, blisters, and reminisces of her former destructive life.

From the true story of Cheryl Strayed, director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyer’s Club), screenwriter Nick Hornby (About A Boy), and Reese Witherspoon’s have created a captivating soul-searching journey.