Into the Wild review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/29/11
Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) names himself "Alexander Supertramp" after detaching himself from his regular everyday routine in the city and going to the wilderness. Walt (William Hurt), Billie McCandless (Marcia Gay Harden) and his sister Carine (Jena Malone) have no idea about the plans of Chris to donate all his savings to charity, obliterating his identification and credit cards. He encounters a hippie couple Jan Burres (Catherine Keener) and Rainey (Brian H. Dierker), Wayne Westerberg (Vince Vaughn), Mr. Franz (Hal Holbrook) and Tracy (Kristen Stewart) along the way.
Astounding screenplay, gorgeous locations and cinematography can be seen on this picture. One of the many wonderful quotes from the movie: Chris – “Money, power is an illusion. It’s all up here.” “If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.” “God's place is all around us, it is in everything and in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at things.” Rainey – “Funny how things happen in particular times.” Eddie Vedder’s writing and vocal talents are heard throughout the flick. In the words of Ron Franz – “…when you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines through you.” and writing of Chris, happiness is real when shared. Had some slow scenes and not enough depth for him to leave his home. Nevertheless, Into The Wild is a sensational character study of how one matures and learns from his journey to Alaska and is executed beautifully.