A film review of into the wild by sean penn

The movie is also far more explicitly religious than was the book.

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All the time we're told what complete bastards McCandless' parents are. He is validated by his lifestyle choice.

A film review of into the wild by sean penn

At Lake MeadMcCandless' car is caught in a flash flood, causing him to abandon it and begin hitchhiking. I envied him like crazy.

You could have found that out back home, sitting on your couch in your underpants, stuffing Cheetos down your throat.

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He wants to escape from a sick society where people treat each other poorly. One month later, camping near Salton City , McCandless encounters Ron Franz, a retired man who recounts the story of the loss of his family in a car accident while he was serving in the United States Army. Krakauer, also the author of Into Thin Air , about a tragic mountaineering expedition, is one of the best nonfiction writers around, and his talents help readers feel a genuine affection for the at once maddening and inspiring character of McCandless. Hell, his parents even have the nerve to offer to buy him a new car and pay for a Harvard education. But in reality his death is what happens when a deluded moron tries to live in the wilderness without a map or enough food. In centuries past such men might have been saints, retreating to a cave or hidden hermitage, denying themselves all pleasures except subsistence. So post your comments below. Christopher lectures this man, who has seen it all, on what he is missing and asks him to follow him up a steep hillside to see the next horizon. Shortly afterwards, he rejects his conventional life by destroying all of his credit cards and identification documents. But the disaffection with society in this film is incredibly adolescent. She got the silent treatment as well. But of course, it's the journey that matters, isn't it?

That human connections are what make life bearable? After spending two months with Franz, McCandless decides to leave for Alaska, despite this upsetting Franz, who has become quite close to McCandless.

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Forming bonds and relationships along his journey.

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