Into the Wild is based on a true story and the best-selling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
This is a true story. It is very sad, especially if you are a parent of a teenager or young person who has gone missing, because it has a very UN-happy ending. Professionals who work with youth are strongly encouraged to see the film/read the book, to help understand what factors assist young people to become successful adult citizens, and what hinders them in their thrust towards mature independance.
Quite a fantastic story, which ends very sadly. When Christopher Candless leaves university he decides to abandon what is expected of him, which is mostly to work, get married, have children and live and die in suburbia. He leaves everything behind and hits the road as a drifter with the ambition of living off the land in Alaska. He meets other people living alternative life styles, works on a wheat farm, canoes through the Grand Canyon and meets some very interesting people on the way. He does go to Alaska and after a while realizes that the solitary life he has was not as he expected. Loneliness and lack of food propel him towards going back to civilization, however there is no going back. Great movie, good cast and beautifully filmed
wow i absolutly loved this movie.
happiness is only real when shared. this movie is like a circle of chris finding this out, sadly he doesnt find it out in time.
christopher mccandless is my idol after this story, hes is amazing and this movie shows that ALOT.
all the characters will touch you, from the main character,chris, all the way to the small characters like tracy or the old man (forgot his name sorry)
through this movie you feel like you really get to know chris and it is really sad is the end (trying not to give any thing away) and it feels as though this has happened to some one you really knew
through this movie you get to take the trip that he took and uderstand a bit better than the book ( althought the book laid donw the facts a little bit more)
any one in todays world who is at all aware of whats going on is sure to relate to chris, maybe not in such a radical extreme way but in some way is sure to.
watch this movie, it changed the wat i think and im sure it will do the same for you
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