Thursday, July 16, 2009

Into The Wild Movie Review

Into The Wild (2007) is a personal journey of self discovery. It is based on the true events of Christopher McCandless' life. Emile Hirsch plays Christopher (a.k.a. Alexander Supertramp); a well-off college graduate with a strong will that leaves his life behind to set off on a trip to Alaska where he wishes to live free from society and his overpowering parents. He donates the majority of his savings to a charity, destroys his personal documents and identification then packs a backpack and jumps in his car.

On his travels across the country he meets many remarkable people that touch his soul. His zest for life is invigorating and infects the people he meets. Early in the trip is car is destroyed in a flood and he must hitch-hike the rest of the way. A taste of his trip includes kayaking down the
Colorado River and meeting an interesting couple, a job as a farmer, selling items for some other free spirits, a girl, and spending time with a lonely old man.

He concludes his circuit and arrives for the Alaskan adventure of a lifetime living off the land in a magic place. Has he found peace in his life? His incredible journey will be engrained in my mind forever. One day I hope to visit
Alaska, although not quite in the same manner.

10 out of 10 - Rated R - At almost two and a half hours long keep the snacks and refreshments near by; but don't drink to much as you will not want to miss a single moment of this film.

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