As the contrived plot unspools, Witherspoon looks hopelessly out of place, as if she’s in the way of the bromance between Pine and Hardy, but amid all the breathtaking silliness some moments are laugh-out-loud funny.If you’re looking to nitpick you could tear This Means War apart.

No matter their preferred activity, the fans are devoted—and that includes many of the film’s stars.

She blisters and bleeds and recounts it all with unsparing honesty. The memoir also spawned no small migration of readers seeking their own redemptive experiences along that route, with the Pacific Crest Trail Association estimating a 30 percent bump in long-distance hikers since Knopf released the hardback in March 2012. Instead, they linger in places mentioned in the story, like Cascades Locks, Oregon, a town of 1,100 east of Portland, where Strayed ended her hike with an enormous soft-serve ice cream cone in 1995.

Reese Witherspoon was lying in a blue sleeping bag under some old-growth cedars dripping with rain and scraggly beard lichen. Dirt smudged her face as she lay under a tarp in the cold, waiting to film a scene for her new movie, belle with dozens of tiny amphibians. He assembles the story like a mosaic, taking viewers from the trail to Strayed’s tortured past and back to the trail again, and filming in a natural light that makes the film feel like unvarnished reality.

Here, above the Columbia River near Oregon’s Bridal Veil Lake, the Oscar winner looked haggard herself. (Nick Hornby, author of , wrote the screenplay.) I grimaced when Witherspoon ripped off a bloody toenail abused by ill-fitting boots and gagged when she ate some of her mother’s ashes.

Back in LA, with the duo grounded by their disapproving boss (Angela Bassett), the story lands in chick-flick territory when slick ladykiller FDR and divorced dad Tuck inadvertently fall for the same woman, Reese Witherspoon’s online-dating singleton Lauren.

With Lauren blithely unaware of her suitors’ true professions and even that they know each other, the best friends turned rivals resort to every shameless, sneaky trick in the spy manual – including high-tech surveillance – to outdo the other. In total there are 22 visitors online: 0 registered users and 22 guests. Registered users who have been online in the past 10 minutes: .Please do not hotlink or re-post any of these images. At first, Strayed can hardly set up a tent, and she lugs around a ridiculous foldable saw—“for what, I did not know,” Strayed writes. The critters popped around like slimy green popcorn. Some Amazon readers panned the “whiney” nature of Strayed’s journey, which “could have happened in rehab.” Many outdoorsy types cringed at her lack of outdoor acumen. “I had no idea that the adventure I’d get would include a sexcapade in the forest,” sniffed one. It’s much darker, and Vallée doesn’t hide from that.