• Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild

Release Date: September 21st, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2008

R |2 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Brian Dierker, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galifianakis

Director: Sean Penn

Genres: Biography , Drama , Adventure

Production Co: River Road, Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Escape, 1990s, Engaging, Car, Survival, Family, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Spellbinding. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Penn opts for epic proportions and clutters his narrative with gimmicks. For the most part, it works. What's missing is the perspective and insight that would illuminated the inner dimensions of a driven young man who is preachy and downright irritating. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Penn, in tandem with the superb cinematographer Eric Gautier (The Motorcycle Diaries), captures the majesty and terror of the wilderness in ways that make you catch your breath. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)