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Into the Wild
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Directed By
Sean Penn

Written By:
Sean Penn

Cast:
Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galifianakis, Marcia Gay Harden, Hal Holbrook, William Hurt, Catherine Keener, Jena Malone, Haley Ramm, J. Nathan Simmons, Susan Spencer, Kristen Stewart, Merritt Wever, Kathleen Mattice, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Steven Wiig, Thure Lindhardt, Joe Dustin, Dan Burch, Brian Dierker, John Jabaley, Kyle Kwon, Robin Mathews, Signe Egholm Olsen, Haley Sweet, Bryce Walters, Parris Mosteller

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Into the Wild (2007)
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Movie Review by Lisa
March 5th, 2008

....is there such a thing as the perfect movie?

Well I'm not sure if there is such a thing as the perfect movie, after one mans perfection, is another mans steaming pile of sh*t.

However IMO this movie is about as close to perfect as I have ever seen, it is a very rare thing to watch a movie that is visually beautiful, wonderfully scripted and has a soundtrack that makes ever hair stand on end. "Into the wild" was without a doubt the most beautiful movie I have seen.

Emile Hirsch plays Chris McCandless, a college graduate destined for the success his parents envision for him. Chris looks at the world in a different view and the long for true freedom, to live as man was to intended to live, and to head out to Alaska and live of the land. Chris quickly sheds his real name and adopts one more suited to his new life "Alexander Supertramp".

I have never been a big fan of Sean Penn and with exception to the movie in which he played the mentally challenged guy, and I haven't really taken any notice of his career. Needless to say I feel Penn may well be a better director than an actor, as his adaptation of Jon Krakauer's book was stunning, and Emile Hirsch was truly hypnotic as McCandless.

Now for the music, and who better to write a the soundtrack to a movie set in the 90's than Eddie Vedder, who was a huge part of the mid 90's Seattle grunge scene... his soundtrack could only have been topped if Kurt himself rose up to write the soundtrack.

This is a must see movie...nuff said.

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Zombie Boy
Mar 5, 2008 5:40 PM
 
Have you read the book? Good stuff, that. I have yet to see the movie, but I saw an interview with Sean Penn a few years ago, and he said that he dips his hand in his pool: if the water is warm, he directs; if it's cold, he acts.
Lisa
Mar 5, 2008 8:00 PM
 
I haven't read the book yet, but I have it on order at the local library.... all I can say for Penn is the water must have been plenty warm enough.



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