May 12, 2009

Into the Wild

Title: Into the Wild
Year: 2007
Director: Sean Penn
Writer: Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer
Starring: Emile Hirsch
Music: Eddie Vedder
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Hal Holbrook) and Best Editing; currently #142 on IMDb's Top 250
Length: 148 minutes
Synopsis: an angsty privileged kid ditches his family to live as a tramp
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh).
Objective Rating: 3/10 (gets points for characters, special effects/design and acting) c. 1.9/4 (Eh).

Bah. An idiot behaves like an idiot, and philosophizes like a stoner. For two and a half hours. While his sister reads a book to the audience. The music is terrible (it put Kansas' "Dust in the Wind" in my head). The acting is excellent.

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