We watched this movie sometime last week. It's a true story about a young man who left everything behind and went "into the wild". He did not tell anyone, he gave away all his money, car, left without a trace. He did keep a journal, which is how they were able to make this movie.
At first, we thought, what a selfish man he was, forcing his parents to worry, leaving his sister behind, leaving all responsibilities for a life in the wild. But after a while, probably an hour, it is revealed that he had an abusive childhood and as the viewer, you begin to at least understand why he was running away. This movie was slow going, but interesting. They did bring God into play towards the end, which made it at least worth it for me. There is nudity in the movie, not really sure why....there is no sex. They actually portrayed him as a very nice young man, just obviously troubled. I catch myself wondering what would have happened if he had made it out of the wild. I really liked Hal Holbrook's character, he was just a little lonely though. I would recommend this movie, but I like to look deeper into characters, which made it good for me. It makes me think about all the sad and hurting people out there and what they go through every day just emotionally.
What about you? Have you seen this movie? Did your like it? Why or why not?