Born on November 21st, 1984
From Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), son of wealthy parents (Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt), graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, he chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness.
A white teen (Jena Malone) stands up to bigoted neighbors in the 1960s to tell the truth about a black boy's death.
Anney (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a poor single mother from the rural South, struggles to raise her young daughter, Bone (Jena Malone). They seem to find happiness when Anney marries a kindly man named Lyle (Dermot Mulroney) who treats Bone like his own child. However, after Lyle is killed in an automobile accident, Anney remarries to the hotheaded Glen (Ron Eldard), who abuses Bone physically and sexually, and begins to tear the once tight-knit family apart.