The story itself should have been an obstacle.
How could it be possible to tell this true, mostly-internal tale of a woman hiking alone for three months in the wilderness— and make it interesting?
The answer: Apply talent.
Director Vallee has proven (in last year’s “Dallas Buyers Club”) that he can tell stories powerfully by getting extraordinary performances from his actors—and he gets one here from Reese Witherspoon.
Makeup free for most of the nearly two h...