I’ve been a fan of Laura Dern forever — from the David Lynch years (“Blue Velvet,” Wild at Heart”) to “Rambling Rose” to “Citizen Ruth” (my favorite of hers) to “The Rocket Boys.”
“Wild” is a Reese Witherspoon Oscar contender, a tale of a young woman who tries to find direction in her drug-addled, loose living life by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, in its entirety.
It is Reese’s movie, and she’s the serious contender in it. But the heart of the picture is the vivacious, optimistic mother her character remembers in flashback after flashback. Here’s a girl gone bad trying to live up to the woman her abused, broke single mom knew she could become.
Questions for Laura Dern? Because she’s the next profile I’m prepping, interview I’m doing. Post them as comments below.