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This review is from: Into the Wild [DVD]  (DVD)
You can tell this film is superb due to the presence of the 1-star reviewers who say such things as 'it's boring', or 'nothing much happens'. This is not meant as intellectual snobery, but you either 'get' this film or you don't. Sadly there are more than should be who don't get it.
It is a superb portrayal of a young man's quest for truth, enlightenment and the answers to life's questions. Ultimately there are no answers and our lead character finds this out at great cost. The themes of fulfillment, control, forgiveness, family relationships etc etc etc are all played out here, in what is none other than a stunning film.
His relationships with the other characters are again stunning. His immaturity and naivety in failing to recognise his affect on other people is brilliantly developed against his own possible self-indulged reaction to his upbringing. Whatever your views on the main character, the film is an epic look at humanity and the trials and pitfalls of basic human nature - the things that can often make us unhappy: always looking for more than is actually out there, searching for 'truths' that may not be there. Ultimately if we don't take comfort in who and what is around us, and seek to run rather than to challenge, we will always be left searching and wanting.
An epic film. Nothing short of brilliant.