Being the huge Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder fan I am, I knew about Into The Wild when it first came out. I heard the soundtrack before I saw the movie and that hooked me there. Then Eddie won a Golden Globe for the soundtrack....so I got the movie and was just as blown away. The movie was just so unique and pure. Sean Penn gets a 10 out of 10 in my book for this one
I also never heard of the movie until this past October when I seen it at Wal-Mart for 4 bucks and I seen it was a Sean Penn film so I HAD to buy it and I'm so glad I did because it also blew me away ... a poignant film!