Reese Witherspoon opens Telluride to ‘WILD’ raves



At 4 o’clock, Telluride attendees sat down for the kickoff film of the festival: Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild.  Last year, Vallée directed two actors to Oscar-winning performances (Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto).  Will he do the same this year, but with two ladies?  Early word seems to be that Reese sizzles, Dern is good, and the film solid.  We shall see.  For now, here were some instant Twitter reactions:

And of course the stellar review from The Hollywood Reporter:

“The popularity of Strayed’s book and the strong performance by Reese Witherspoon should ensure an audience for the movie and bring more accolades to the director, as well as to screenwriter Nick Hornby”

And interesting, we might have the early buzz on a Best Animated Short Film contender?

  • A.j.

    Wasn’t Jessica for the Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby the first legit Best Actress contender

    • Sam Coff

      Has her film even been reviewed?

      • A.j.

        yeah when it premiered at Cannes

  • Gautam Anand

    Let’s not call it “Wild” raves. It’s rather “Mild” raves. Critics are saying good things about Reese, but that is it. Underwhelming, in general. And don’t trust critics like Sasha Stone and Pete Hammond (For God sake, both were even high on Labor Day last year). They and many others go on a hyperbole with every movie they see in Telluride.

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    • Kevin

      The title says Witherspoon got wild raves. Not the movie itself. It works fine.

  • Ryan

    If this pans out anything like Dallas Buyers Club last year, we hear that the performances are nomination worthy, the movie was “pretty good”, the festivals keep rolling, the campaigning starts, and maybe Witherspoon could end up winning. This is a huge “but”, and I don’t think it will happen, but if Pike and Adams fail to impress then I could see it happen. The difference between the two, is I don’t see any Best Picture traction here at all, so we’ll see.