Into The Wild

Last weekend while in Dublin, Jill and I went to see “Into The Wild”. Wow.

IMDB describe it as follows:
INTO THE WILD is based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

I knew before I went to see it that it would be fairly appropriate for me at the minute, but it resonated with me on so many levels it was scary. There is an entire section of dialogue that I could lift straight out and apply it directly to my life right now – I laughed at that – Jill just looked at me while it was playing out on screen with that knowing look!

It put words on a lot of stuff I’ve been feeling this term, such as who says I should have a degree? Who says I’m supposed to have security, settle down, have a career? I guess it helped me to put words on emotions. Perhaps that will help me to process and work through some of the issues.

“Mr. Franz I think careers are a 20th century invention and I don’t want one.”
[Christopher McCandless]

This film really is unlike anything I have ever seen before. I highly recommend you go see it. You can find the trailer on the official website.

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