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Into the Wild
Into the heart. Into the soul.
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.
I cannot possibly BEGIN to describe my feelings towards this story, or perhaps the whole concept of what McCandless did. After watching the movie, I could not think of anything but a strange longing to do what he did, and it just kept going. I still feel that way, even now, as I think of it. Later, I read the book twice, and did a lot of research about McCandless, and I became more and more inspired. This is not just a movie - it is a wonder of creation. I have so much more to say, but I'll just stop here - watch the movie even if you are not inspired by what McCandless did - it is a beautiful movie in many ways.
I know several people whose opinions I respect that have loved this film and even rate it among their favourites, but having read the book and now having seen the movie I’m still at the same conclusion, that Chris McCandless was at times an insufferable prick who believed he was some divine combination of Thoreau and Jack London. He didn’t deserve to die for this stupidity (many his age think they're indestructible) but he doesn’t deserve to be mythologised either. Sean Penn’s script and direction shows how little of an actual story there is here, as he ends up relying on montages of scenery set to music and voiceover to fill space. (The book had a similar problem - there’s…
A poignant true life story of a young man trying to find his true self! The journey is beautiful but like life it is filled with obstacles, challenges and tragedy!
I can't think of a time I haven't wanted to leave society behind, ditch the grid and fly under the radar as I traipse through the woods or beaches barefoot feeling the sand between my toes!
Then I realized I'd have to hunt prey, kill it, clean it, cook it and on top of that I'd have to fetch and haul wood, start a fire, haul water from a lake or river, boil it before I could drink it! Just thinking about that wears me out! Thank god for frozen…
Into the Wild teaches us a very important lesson about life. This film is a great guide to happiness. People are always expecting too much from us. But we're supposed to do what makes us happy. And we can't be happy when we are constantly being judged. We feel we have to get away from this consumerist society. We don't need money. We don't need rich "friends". All we need is genuine people to share our happiness with. Someone who actually cares about us.
This is one of the most thought provoking films i've ever seen.
Walking away from his family, friends and life, Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch) goes it alone on a voyage of self discovery in an attempt to become more connected with nature and avoid the grinds of modern culture such as careers which he describes as a "21st century invention."
Emilie Hirsch is amazing throughout, as are the majority of the cast in fact. Including Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Welcome to the Rileys) and a small role from Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, The Break-up)
The plot is strong and keeps you gripped from beginning to end through the highs and lows of Chris's incredibly tough story.
Seriously worth a watch.
The soundtrack for this movie is mind blowing, created in it's entirety by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam exclusively for the motion picture. You can find it on Spotify here - open.spotify.com/album/0AF0eSjB3atcLpJ7gQBop5
Into the Wild is a wondrous and breathtaking journey, taking the viewer on a spiritual quest that feels just as life-affirming and joyous as any film that I have seen. Emile Hirsch just kills it in the lead role, cementing my opinion that he's one of the most underrated actors working today.
I don't have much more to say about it. Into the Wild is a personal experience, one that will work much better when viewed alone.
Sean Penn's trip movie about... DAMN.
On August 18 1992, Chris McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness and his body was discovered a month later. He was a 24 year old guy who was born in California and who ended up graduating high school in Virginia and then went to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a guy who eventually went to Arizona and South Dakota getting rides by hitchhiking, living only off the land and working only small jobs or no jobs at all. He then goes off to Alaska in the very harsh, cold wilderness and seemingly very unprepared for the journey.
This is one of the most interesting death stories around and it is still filled with many unanswered questions. The story…
A felicidade só é real quando compartilhada... Brilhante!
This movie really puts things into perspective. Thank goodness too, because that's just what I needed at the time I watched it.
Zuerst, mich interessiert es überhaupt nicht, ob die Geschichte irgendwo irgendwie so ähnlich passiert ist :D
Warum auch, wenn daraus ein schöner Film wird!
Ein Film über die Suche nach Heimat, die Sehnsucht nach Freiheit, die Schönheit der Natur, Lebenskonzepte und Philosophien.
Mit diesem Film ist es gelungen, ein Lebensgefühl einzufangen und zutiefst menschliche Bedürfnisse und Sehnsüchte darzustellen. Die Sehnsucht nach der Ferne, die Suche nach etwas im Leben das hält, die Frage nach dem Wohin und die Ablehnung der altbekannten und traditionellen Lebenskonzeption, aus der Konservendose der Lebensphilosophie.
Der Film ist anders, tiefgründig und philosophisch. Und dabei spielt es keine Rolle, ob die Geschichte wahr ist oder nicht.
Me sorprendió la conexión emocional que tuve con esta película.
Dejando de lado la afinidad que puedas desarrollar con los ideales del personaje, o el pesar que te puede causar el hecho que esté basada en una historia real, hay tantos pequeños detalles que te adentras en esa atmósfera poética que proyecta.
Los lazos que crea el protagonista con los personajes parecen tan genuinos que simplemente lo crees.
Una fotografía cautivadora y un soundtrack no menos brillante.
De las experiencias mas intensas que he tenido en cuanto a películas, en lo personal.
Sort of like Planet Earth but with Emile Hirsch in 90% of the shots. Basically about Hirsch going on a spiritual journey, abandoning all mod cons and that. Another movie about finding absolute freedom. He's very anti-materialist, fair enough dude but I like having things, especially things that aren't food poisoning. He's supposed to be some spiritual hero going on this big wilderness adventure but it's a pretty dumb thing to do. To each their own I guess.
I love man vs wilderness stories and movies where it's always clear that we will get completely owned by nature one way or another. This is more of a soul searching, character piece tone poem than survival tale and it's decent enough.…
The story is about a top student gives up all his possessions and travels to Alaska on foot. This movie has good acting and well done writing.
O que eu estou fazendo com a minha vida?
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- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
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IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…