Into The Wild
Jennifer from Dublin, 11 Jan 2009
What an utter load of rubbish. Avoid this 'movie' at all costs. I tried to give it a go but gave in after 50 mins and had to turn it off. Typical American nonsense - spoiled midddle class kid who has everything he wants decides nobody needs money, burns his cash, dumps his car and decides to trek around America. Of course he seems to forget when bumming lifts off strangers that it was their hard earned money that paid for the car, fuel, food etc that he willingly accepts. Pretentious nonsense! I
Into The Wild
Shane from Wicklow, 09 Jun 2008
Emile Hirsch is a revelation here. Sean Penn directs in outstanding form. Atmospheric soundtrack by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. One of the best movies I've seen in years. Based on a true story of a determined teenager who in order to escape from middle-class domestic problems, gives away everything he owns & treks across the States seeking the ultimate in wilderness experiences & the people he meets on the way. Compelling, tragic, inspiring, beautiful. A film you will remember for a long time.
Dark road movie.
Ciaran from Dublin, 25 Mar 2008
Initially you may think this will document how Chris McCandless got on when he went 'Into The Wild' in Alaska and the movie does cover that but this is more a dark family drama/road movie than anything else. We get to spend a good long time with McCandless and we learn his reasons for dropping everything and going AWOL. We join him for his encounters on the road with various people and the profound effect he has on some of these. And ultimately we see what happens to him in the end.
Too National Geographic
Fergal from Dublin, 17 Jun 2008
Was told to rent this... best movie ever... didn't see that at all. It's a nice story of a guy dropping out of the commerical world and heading on his travels; a thing we do in Europe rather a lot but not a US thing.
If you regret not backpacking or there's a bit of a hippie in you, you might like this but I found it a bit slow and unremarkable. Great scenery but just couldn't love the character - just another backpacker, pre-credit card.
A real journey of a film
Patrick from Cork, 03 Jun 2008
I suppose you could see this as a rather romantic version of what really happened to Chris McCandless, but even if it's not the truth, it's a fantastic story and deserved all the critical acclaim.
Three HUGE points in its favour - the scenery, Emile Hirsch's performance (incredible!), and Eddie Vedder's music. And if, after you've seen this, you don't want to get out and climb a hill at least, there's something wrong with you.