Into the Wild- -
The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Emile Hirsch stars as Chris McCandless, a student athlete who
graduates from Emory University and sets out to experience life
in the Alaskan wilderness. The film was adapted from the novel
of the same name. It was released to theaters in 2007 while the
DVD became available in 2008. It is rated R for language as well
The R rating of Into the Wild is well-deserved. However, it was
nominated for 2 Oscars, with 12 wins and 36 other nominations
between different awards ceremonies. As a result, many feel that
it is a rewarding movie to own on DVD. The theme and content of the movie is geared towards adults so we advise parents to watch this movie first before deciding whether to share it with their teenagers.
Of course, different parents will have different feelings about
Into the Wild. For that reason, it is wisest for parents concerned
about its rating and content to watch the movie themselves first.
If the overall message or creative value of the film is worth
sharing, consider skipping over any portions of the DVD felt to
be less suitable.