Chiara  CalÚ 




Posted by Chiara CalÚ on January 4, 2019 at 11:50 AM

(8 stars/10) 

Touching portrait of Christopher Johnson McCandless, portrayed starting from college graduation until his tragic death in Alaska.

I think all of us have heard the "call of the wild", at some point in life (especially in our 20s). How do you stay alive in an alienating world filled with greed and hypocrisy? The reality of things can be overwhelming, at times. The movie is the celebration of a free spirit who, burdened by the weight of the world and by his own personal issues, decides to travel in order to escape, or to find himself.

The cinematography is spectacular, highlighting the natural beauties of North America. Soundtrack by Eddie Vedder: one to remember. I suggest reading the book, too.

A generous soul, Chris McCandless (also known as "Alexander Supertramp") was lost too soon. I would have imagined him becoming a great humanitarian and making a difference. He will be remembered for the beauty of his ideas.

Rest In Peace, Chris.

(this review has also been published on IMDb)

Categories: Film & TV

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