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Into the Wild


Into the Wild (2007)


  • Title: Into the Wild
  • Release Date: September 20, 2007
  • Runtime: 148 minutes
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genres: Adventure, Drama
  • Director: Sean Penn
  • Writers: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer
  • Cast: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, and others


"Into the Wild" is a film based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, a top student and athlete from Emory University. In 1992, after graduating, he abandoned his possessions, donated his entire $24,000 savings to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. The movie chronicles his journey and the people he meets along the way, who profoundly influence his life.


  • Self-Discovery: McCandless's journey is one of personal exploration and finding one's true self in isolation from society.
  • Relationship with Nature: The film emphasizes the allure and danger of the Alaskan wilderness, a central aspect of McCandless's adventure.
  • Impact of Social and Familial Relationships: It explores how relationships shape our lives and decisions, evident in McCandless's interactions during his travels.


"Into the Wild" has been praised for its powerful acting, impactful storytelling, and the emotional depth it brings to the true story of Christopher McCandless. The film has been described as a moving and inspirational tale that is beautifully executed by director Sean Penn and the cast.