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NYT: Mother Nature’s Restless Sons

NYT: Mother Nature's Restless Sons

Into the Wild,” written and directed, and even partly filmed, by Sean Penn, who invested the project with some of the same testy singleness of purpose he has recently brought to his political activism, his reporting stints in Iran and Iraq, his jeep tour of Venezuela with Hugo Chavez. That Hollywood might not be wild for a movie about a guy who slowly turns himself into a cadaver did not deter Mr. Penn for an instant. Charles McGrath reports.

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