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Wildlike (2014)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 25 September 2015 (USA)
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After conditions in her new home become unbearable, a teenage girl runs away and befriends an older man preparing for a hike through the Alaskan wilderness.

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Frank Hall Green
47 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Purnell ... Mackenzie
Brian Geraghty ... Uncle
Diane Farr ... Mom
Joshua Leonard ... Dad
Julia Forster Julia Forster ... Lizzie
Christopher Constant Christopher Constant ... Office Employee
Paul Wilcox Paul Wilcox ... Office Employee
Thomas Daly Thomas Daly ... Office Employee
Teddy Kyle Smith Teddy Kyle Smith ... Blain
Ossie Kairaiuak Ossie Kairaiuak ... Outdoor Store Employee
Russell Josh Peterson ... Mendenhall Guy with Dog (as Russell Peterson)
Bruce Greenwood ... Bartlett
Jamie Nelson Jamie Nelson ... Anchorage Kite Person
Rich Capitan Rich Capitan ... Anchorage Kite Person
Pamela R. Klein ... Stella (as Pamela Klein)
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Storyline

Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although Uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dzika See more »

Filming Locations:

Anchorage, Alaska, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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British actress Ella Purnell spoke in her American English accent from the moment she got off the plane in Alaska, all during production, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, until she got back on the plane to London 6 weeks later. See more »

Quotes

Bartlett: We eat a hundred yards from the tent. We don't make fires, I cook on the stove, and there are no marshmallows. Don't spill food on youself, don't break any branches, don't step on any flowers. Just leave everything the way you found it. This is bear spray. Hold on to it. Never approach and bear, or a moose, or whatever. Don't approach them. If a bear charges you then...
Mackenzie: I know what I'm doing.
Bartlett: You have no idea. But whatever you do, don't run. - Do not run. - Don't run.
Mackenzie: "Don't run." got it.
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Slings
Written by David Strickland
Performed by The Knotty Pines Band
Courtesy of The Knotty Pines Band
All Rights Reserved
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Powerful Film
16 November 2014 | by dmorringSee all my reviews

Saw this at Austin Film Festival. Wildlike tackles a very difficult topic with great sensitivity. Powerful filmmaking. Beautiful imagery. Concise, strong writing. Great acting.

Ella Purnell (MacKenzie) strikes a wonderful balance between troubled teen and innocent victim. I really appreciated the subtleties of her performance. But the character that brought humanity and hope to film was Rene Bartlett played by Bruce Greenwood. Greenwood creates a quiet, modern-day hero, not one with superpowers and a cape, but a common man guided by his principles and integrity.

In a wilderness as remote and vast as Alaska, Wildlike never gets lost.


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