After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.Written by
On June 19th 2020, the "magic bus" Chris McCandles lived in for 114 days in the middle of an Alaskan forrest has been air lifted out due to public safety concerns. This is because a number of people have tried to hike out to the bus and needed to either be rescued or simply did not survive. See more »
When Chris is walking around Downtown L.A. at night after checking in to the homeless shelter, the freeway signs have metal graffiti barriers attached to them. These barriers weren't introduced until the late 1990s. At the time, most signs were surrounded by concertina wire to prevent graffiti. See more »
Sean Penn's artistic contribution to cinema in my lifetime has been staggering. The films he's directed have included some of my favourite performances from amazing actors pushed to their absolute limit.
I feel like everything he's ever done in his career so far, every tiny nuance, has been distilled into this incredible film. From start to finish it is beyond inspiring - by the end, it lifts right off the ground.
The first time the soundtrack really kicked in, I felt that Eddie Vedder's score seemed too loud. Then I realized that my only complaint was merely me resisting the full experience. The whole point of it all was to let go and not be afraid of going that one step too far.
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