The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
|Release Date||:||September 11, 2007|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Vantage, River Road Entertainment, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Sean Penn, Lyn Matsuda Norton, Luca Kouimelis, John R. Saunders, David Webb|
|Writers||:||Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer|
|Casts||:||Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian H. Dierker, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook, Thure Lindhardt, Signe Egholm Olsen, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Zach Galifianakis, Robin Mathews, Steven Wiig, Bryce Walters, R. D. Call, Haley Ramm, Merritt Wever, John Jabaley, Leonard Knight, Timothy Levine, Parris Mosteller, J. Nathan Simmons, Haley Sweet|
|Plot Keywords||:||parent child relationship, camping, cutting the cord, self-discovery, wilderness, biography, based on true story, alaska, journey|
The sensitivity with which Krakauer captured the essence of McCandless and his adventure is extended aptly to the movie format by Sean Penn. Even if one might not be able to appreciate the purpose for Alex's journey, I don't think anyone would be able to deny that Into the Wild is a sensitive and poignant cinematic experience. There are scenes in this movie that one will never be able to forget, particularly the ending sequence. This movie will easily pull its audience into a philosophical debate for the truth about who was right and wrong isn't easy to distinguish. Sean Penn certainly doesn't try to answer those questions, questions that McCandless' life left for his family and the rest of us. Penn does well to tread a delicate objective but not indifferent line. Certainly the best movie of this year and one of the best ever made. The story, the story itself is great.