The 2007 biographical survival film Into the wild is one of the most entangling and enthralling dramas in this genre and has won the hearts of critics and fans all over the world.
Sean Penn’s movie adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 1996 novel is based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, a college graduate who decides to scrap his conventional life in order to travel across the North American continent and end up in the Alaskan wilderness.
After destroying his credit cards and identity related documents, McCandless (Emile Hirsch) embarks on an uncanny adventure which will show him the boundaries of his mental and physical strength and lead him into uncountable predicaments.
Emile Hirsch delivers an utterly brilliant performance, portraying McCandless’ zeal to reject a normal lifestyle while at the same time conveying his moments of extreme desperation, which are mostly due to his unpreparedness.
Hirsch’s performance coupled to the amazing storyline and the breathtaking landscapes featured in Into the wild make this one of the best biographical adventure dramas ever produced.