Into the Wild (2007)

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Into the Wild (2007)
  • Time: 148 min
  • Genre: Adventure | Biography | Drama
  • Director: Sean Penn
  • Cast: Emile Hirsch, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Storyline:

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

One review

  • The acting in this movie is really great. This is obviously an important element, but even more so in movies of this genre. The images were great and well directed. The story is simple but strong and based on a real life story and the movie also feels real, which is a great accomplishment.

    I think many (young) people sometimes dream of leaving their, at times, boring and meaningless life behind and go for adventure. So I think in that regard most of us can identify with the main character. Personally I have though about this idea quite a lot, but in a different way than the main character who wants to flee society into the wild. I’d just start a new life in a different country rather than flee society, like most of us dreamers I think.

    I found this movie depressing from the very beginning to the very end. The whole time I have this feeling that the main character is looking for something that does not exist. Every time he has a new “home” he suddenly moves on to accomplish his dream. The movie is very touching, made me feel empty but leaves a great message behind.

    I definitely recommend this movie.

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