Tag Archives: Reel Theology

Drawing on the Wisdom in the Movie Wild

The movie Wild is one of those archetypal stories of quest — of seeking, being lost, wandering, finding, transformation. It is the story of who we are and how we navigate the twists and turns of our own lives — the baggage we carry, the need to confront and let go, the discomfort, the joy, the pain, the triumph and the hope of new life. It is all of these things. For me, it’s Lent, all rolled up into a two-hour movie.