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Into the Wild [DVD] [2007]

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  • Release Date: 08/29/2017
  • Rating: R

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    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (36 out of 39)


    Into the Wild
    Into the Wild is writer/director Sean Penn's adaptation of the popular book by Jon Krakauer, a nonfiction account of the post-collegiate wanderings of a young Virginia man, who divorces himself from his friends, family, and possessions in search of a greater spiritual knowledge and communion with nature. Upon his 1990 graduation from Emory University in Atlanta, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) walks away from a loving if dysfunctional family and sends his nearly 25,000-dollar life savings to Oxfam International. Instead of the normal life his parents planned for him, Chris rechristens himself "Alexander Supertramp" and heads west in his beaten-up automobile until it no longer runs, at which point he takes up hitchhiking. The goal on the horizon? Alaska. By hook or by crook -- but without his limited cash, which he symbolically sets aflame -- Chris/Alexander determines to make it to his personal promised land, with stops along the way to experience America and its people. These adventures include a kayak trip down dangerous rapids, a gig working in a grain mill, extended stays with a hippie couple and a kindly old widower -- and enough cold, hunger, and exhaustion to leave him emotionally defeated more than once. Meanwhile, his parents (William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden) and sister (Jena Malone) haven't received so much as a postcard from him, and begin to fear the worst. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder composed the contemplative soundtrack. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Emile Hirsch
      Emile Hirsch - Christopher McCandless
    • Marcia Gay Harden
      Marcia Gay Harden - Billie McCandless
    • William Hurt
      William Hurt - Walt McCandless
    • Jena Malone
      Jena Malone - Carine McCandless
    • Catherine Keener
      Catherine Keener - Jan Burres

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    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Into the Wild - "Adventure of Self Discovery"


      Nominated for "2 Oscars," Into the Wild is a great film. This film has a story that's both intellectual and riveting. I believe that "Into the Wild" is such a great film because it tells a story that is relatable on all levels. It follows the character of Chris McCandless (Emile Hirsch) on an adventure to Alaska to live in the wilderness, all the while, this adventure is a journey of self discovery. Overall, the acting is superb and the cinematography is great. As any other movie on Blu-Ray, this one looks amazing. I highly recommend this film to be added to your must-see list of movies. p.s. Oh yeah, everyone who enjoys Kristen Stewart in "Twilight" she also has a small role in this film. Though this was made in 2007, I still believe she's a great actress of my generation.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely Incredible!!!!!!

      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      This is one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time. It was so incredible. Everything in this movie made me want to appreciate life and live it to my fullest. As lame as that sounds, its so true and ull see why when u check this movie. Ive watched it so many times already and it never gets old and everytime i watch this i feel like going to Alaska. There was nothing wrong with this movie at all, the ending was really sad though. Oh well its a true story and that makes this movie even better. You have to definately see this. You will enjoy this wonderful movie!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wild Ride


      I did not know what the movie was nor had I heard about it, but after reading a synopsis and seeing that it was written and directed by Sean Penn I bought it anyway. I was not disappointed. It is a great story that leads you on a young mans adventure of self discovery and awareness. It is a great film and not your everyday plot. This film is made up of many different flavors and holds your interest up until the very end-and what an end! By the way, big-ups to Kristen Stewart who was still undiscovered in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Bought as a gag gift

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Terrible! This was quite possibly one of the worst films ever! Some things should stay books... A friend of ours said she heard great things about this movie and a group of us should watch it together. Half of us didn't last the whole movie it was so bad... As pay back we bought this movie for $5 and gave it to our friend as a payback gag gift. She laughed and then threw it across the room. It will never make it out of the plastic wrap. Stay away... Unless you too have a friend that deserves a gag gift.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      American Classic


      This movie really is a classic that unfortunately has not really been widley advertised or seen. I had to reccomend it to many friends and they really enjoyed it. The acting is fantastic with Emile Hirsch deserving an Oscars nomination for best actor and Eddie Vedder derserving a nomination for best original song. Sean Penn really brings that magic, wonder, and intensity of Chris McCandless' adventure to life. I cannot reccomend this movie any more than that.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Don't miss this one


      Amazing movie about a young mans journey out of main stream society in search of spiritual enlightenment. This movie will affect you on many levels; there are laughs, tears, and thought provoking moments throughout the movie. Sean Penn directed this masterpiece and did this true story the justice it deserves. I cannot recommend this movie enough, even if it is outside your normal genre of films, don’t miss this one.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Movie


      This was one of the greatest movies ive seen in a while and so awesome. It makes you wanna go to Alaska and see the things that he saw. I'm mad that this movie didn't really make it that big. Everyone should see this incredible movie. It had a sad ending but still so great. I would love to travel the country and experience everything that he went through. I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      OK, if you want to learn about his journey.

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Movie was overall pretty good, but not excellent. There were Manu dull moments and what seem like time fillers. If you are interested about his journey, you will be satisfied with about two thirds of the movie. Also if you want to see some of the most beautiful sites in our beloved USA, then you will like the scenery this movie takes you through.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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