Based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, who gave his life savings to charity and headed out on the open road to reach the Alaskan wilderness.
"This is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Hirsch). Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, this 22-year-old instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naive idealist, a rebellious 1990's Thoreau or another lost American son, a fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature?"