2008 Academy Award Nominee:
- Best Supporting Actor (Hal Holbrook)
- Best Editing (Jay Cassidy)
Synopses & Reviews
This is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch). Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature.
"This is a reflective, regretful, serious film about a young man swept away by his uncompromising choices....The movie is so good partly because it means so much...to its writer-director." Roger Ebert
"Into the Wild represents Penn's most assured and affecting work yet as director." Peter Travers
"There is plenty of sorrow to be found in Into the Wild But though the film's structure may be tragic, its spirit is anything but." A. O. Scott