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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
48 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Purnell ... Mackenzie
Brian Geraghty ... Uncle
Diane Farr ... Mom
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Tommy
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
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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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The polar bear at the Juneau airport in the beginning of the film used to be in the airport in the city of Spokane, Washington, where Wildlike recently played and won best narrative and an audience award. A Spokane resident pointed this out in the Q&A. 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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Soundtracks

The Parting Glass
Traditional Folk Song
Performed by The Wailin' Jennys
Courtesy of Red House Records
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Sensitive and effective
4 January 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

It would be a mistake to say that this film could've worked without the strong, effective performances by the two main characters. They do a great job of carrying the film, and probably make it better than it has any right to be. Don't get me wrong, that's not to say that the film isn't good. It is, in fact, but I do wish the screenplay had been refined just a little bit more in order to really have the full effect of what the film's ambition is aiming for. As it is, it still gets its point across pretty well, and it definitely deserves a wider audience than the one it has gotten. Definitely recommended for all people interested in a sensitive, subtle film.


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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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