INTO THE WILD (2007) SBS ONE, 9.30PM, M, AD­VEN­TURE

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Di­rec­tor Sean Penn has taken the fac­tual story of a like-minded rebel and turned out an emo­tive, at times spell­bind­ing, epic. An un­der­stated Emile Hirsch stars as ad­ven­turer Chris McCandless, who turns his back on his fam­ily (Wil­liam Hurt, Mar­cia Gay Harden and Jena Mal­one) and so­ci­ety in gen­eral to dis­ap­pear into the Alaskan land­scape. Based on Jon Krakauer’s book, Penn presents McCandless as some­thing of a holy wise man, who touches ev­ery­one he meets on the road, in­clud­ing age­ing hip­pies Jan (Cather­ine Keener) and Rainey (Brian Dierker), down-to-earth farmer Wayne (Vince Vaughn) and a teenage singer (Kristen Ste­wart). ★★★★

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