Seemingly spent from months of pimping
dozens of Oscar-season hopefuls, the big studios often try to hide their
creatively challenged or otherwise flawed releases in the annual
cinematic wasteland known as February.
As a critic or cultural commentator, you
are required to turn the page, flip the switch, or do whatever you have
to do as quickly (and as smoothly) as possible when it comes to year
end/new year coverage.
Wild, at times, approximates a
fever dream as Strayed wanders along, stumbling (sometimes on the verge
of a catastrophic breakdown) into recollections of her past, instances
just as wild and dangerous as the moment she finds herself in.
The modern-day Stooges — Nick (Jason
Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) — have moved past
their initial experiences with their horrible bosses but prove to be
ill-prepared to step into boss roles of their own.