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Add your rating See all 8 kid reviews. Based on Jon Krakauer 's nonfiction best-seller Into the WildSean Penn's adaptation martyrs Christopher McCandless Emile Hirsch as an intelligent, idealistic, year-old college graduate who gives his trust fund to Oxfam, burns the remainder of his cash, and takes off on an extended journey into the wilderness.
Chris makes a life-changing impression on everyone he meets, including two hippies Catherine KeenerBrian Dierker ; a grain elevator foreman Vince Vaughn ; a year-old folk singer Kristen Stewart ; and, most touchingly, a lonely elderly man Hal Holbrook. Despite the seemingly deep human connections he fosters throughout his tramping days, Chris is single-mindedly focused on one goal: In fact, he arrives there early in the film, camping out in a "magic" bus that had been parked long ago as a crude base camp; flashbacks fill in the two years leading up to that point.
The back-and-forth between Chris' days in Alaska and his time as Alexander the hitchhiker is effective, poignantly reminding the viewer of the kind of big-hearted man he could have resumed being had he been able to walk back out of the wilderness.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Whether or not you agree with the accuracy of the portrayal, it's fascinating -- beautiful, even -- to see a young man embark on his own hero's journey. Every performance in Penn's film is noteworthy. Hirsch, who's in practically every scene of the two-and-a-half-hour film, gives a startling, career-high performance--he fully embodies Chris.
The excellent soundtrack features several songs by Eddie Vedder. But one of the most impressive triumphs of the movie is its gorgeous cinematography.
The "simple beauty" Chris so cherishes in nature is perfectly captured. Even in his final moments at least in the filmChris -- now starved and emaciated -- has nature's beauty to comfort him.
If only he could have told his story himself. In real life, the cult of Christopher McCandless has little meaning to critics mostly Alaskan who believe that the idealistic year-old wanderer basically committed suicide. Those who don't consider McCandless praiseworthy probably won't enjoy this film adaptation.
Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about whether knowing Chris' fate ahead of time affects the impact of the movie. Families can also discuss how you feel about Chris after watching the movie. How did he impact the people he came to know on the road?
On the other hand, did he treat his parents and sister fairly? Should he have contacted his family?This is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch). Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in .
It may not touch everybody, but those whom it does touch, it will touch deeply.
It is a haunting odyssey. Prior to watching the film, students can be told the following: In , year-old Chris McCandless left what seemed to be a privileged life in Annandale, Virginia, gave away most of his money, and began a cross-country journey.
Into the Wild is a American biographical survival film written, co-produced, and directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of Jon Krakauer's nonfiction book of the same name, based on the travels of Christopher McCandless across North America and his .
"Into the Wild" is an exercise in teen angst and disillusionment put onto film - which is to say, earnest in its intentions, loud and blunt in its execution, and not particularly smart.