Wow! This film is based on a true story and it certainly made me feel incredibly emotional as I watched this young man go through so many changes in his life.
It reminded me a bit of the film “The Way” which started with a guy in his early 20’s who decided that a conventional life was not for him. In a similar story to “The Way”, parents and family see this new lifestyle as “throwing it all away”, but both men feel that life of adventure and perhaps solitude or spending time with their own thoughts is more important.
Once he decides that a life in the wild is for him he changes everything in a very drastic way. He changes his name, he burns all credit cards and even burns the last of the cash that he has in his pocket. His parents are distraught and I can not imagine what this would feel like being a parent. The scenery is amazing and how he survives for as long as he did was truly inspirational. I don’t want to spoil the story, so the trailer below will give you a taster.
It is certainly a movie on my recommendation list.