Into the wild – Sean Penn’s movie

Yesterday, I saw “Into the Wild”, Sean Penn’s movie. This is the real story of a student who behind the reject of our consumer society, shunes his own family. After burning his spare money, he travels across USA. He meets some interestening people. Doing little jobs, he prepares his ultimate challenge : to live alone in ALASKA. And finally, he goes in that country…


After their son’s sudden departure, the parents became more sweet, but it is too late. He’s gone. And in an another way, after his own experience, the son changes his view of his family and thought that his parents weren’t only materialistic people. He knows that they love him. Why his parents and him had needed this separation to be able to love each other ? At the first time, that was for me, the main question of this film… before the social problems which could not be problems for that guy if he found a place in his parents’ heart. But in the second time, I tought that we can find the answer to this family question, in the social problem which is, in fact, the main “?” of the movie.

Eric, my childhood friend, lived such a experience for the same reasons (hitch-hiking across USA, working in petrol industry in the North of CANADA, planting apple trees in the center of CANADA, living in Indian territories, met a girl named Tracy, Work in wood industry – trains of trees on rivers, building his own wood house in VANCOUVER bay). But he has been more clever than that student. Nature is dangerous for someone who has no experience. Who’s is able to live alone in ALASKA without a strong training with experienced people ?


~ by nournours on January 13, 2008.

2 Responses to “Into the wild – Sean Penn’s movie”

  1. McCandless’s story is tragic, but then so many people have benefited from hearing it… a couple of years of hitchhiking and camping made a story that now challenges thousands (millions?) of people to reexamine their lives

  2. Yes, through his travel, McCandless ask to himself what should be his life. But he didn’t know that his parents, his friends and then the readers of the story of his life and people who watch this film, should answer about their own lives.

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