Oscar Ritual 2008 : INTO THE WILD
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Hal Holbrook)
I’m unable to truly “review” Into the Wild and can barely offer any coherent thoughts at all, but I can say that this is a film that should be experienced — both as a moving tale of humanity and as a tragic tale of caution. I experienced the gamut of emotions during the 2-1/2 viewing hours, and so much remains caught at the base of my throat that I am unable to express any of it. But I am moved. I am awestruck and humbled before God, and emotion simply spills onto my cheeks even fifteen minutes after the close of the film. I am moved. I can only say that I, too, at the end of my life, want to express the same sentiment as Chris McCandless, whose story is depicted in the film:
I HAVE HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE LORD.
GOODBYE AND MAY GOD BLESS ALL.
Whether I achieve all I dream of in this life or whether tragedy or stupidity takes me down too early, that is truly all I hope for. Into the Wild is a beautiful reminder of everything I must remember to hold dear on my pilgrimage toward heaven.
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