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    Default Anyone else see the film "Wildlike"?

    I recently saw this film and thought it had a very realistic backpacking theme. It is about a troubled teenage girl that ultimately tags along with a backpacker in Denali. Worth a view IMO.


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    I watched it. I didn't find it to be very realistic. She went to Denali with no appropriate gear and tagged along with a more experienced backpacker who wasn't expecting her. In RL, it would be highly unlikely that he'd have enough gear and food for the both fo them.
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    Good film! It starts off slowly but was surprisingly moving by the end. Definitely worth the time, and even if you don't enjoy the story, the Alaskan scenery is nice.

    It's streaming on Netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QHShowoman View Post
    I watched it. I didn't find it to be very realistic. She went to Denali with no appropriate gear and tagged along with a more experienced backpacker who wasn't expecting her. In RL, it would be highly unlikely that he'd have enough gear and food for the both fo them.
    Someone needs a little more willing suspension of disbelief.

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    I watched it. I liked it enough to watch it twice.

    Of course she went to Denali without appropriate gear...that's the point of her situation and also being a 15/16yo girl...they don't think.

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    was this the movie about the abused teen like woman and the older man who's wife died of cancer or something like that ? - if this is the movie, I saw it and did enjoy watching it but not found it particularly realistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burger View Post
    Someone needs a little more willing suspension of disbelief.
    It was a response to the OP's comment that the movie had a very "realistic" backpacking theme -- not commentary on whether or not I could suspend my disbelief and enjoy the movie.
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    It's on Netflix for those that use the Monthly cheap service. Not a bad movie.
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    Just watched it. It was good, the wife and I enjoyed it. Would have really liked to see the uncle get a beating there at the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Kobzol View Post
    was this the movie about the abused teen like woman and the older man who's wife died of cancer or something like that ? - if this is the movie, I saw it and did enjoy watching it but not found it particularly realistic.
    No, it's about a teen who's mom sends her to stay with her uncle in Alaska. Mom doesn't know what the uncle did the last time. He does the same thing while she stays with him and eventually runs away to Denali (wasn't her goal to "backpack")

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    Yeah, it might not seem like it but we are talking about the same movie. The teen like woman I mentioned is the teen you mentioned and the older man I mentioned is the backpacker who runs into this teen while she ran away from the uncle.

    Quote Originally Posted by DuneElliot View Post
    No, it's about a teen who's mom sends her to stay with her uncle in Alaska. Mom doesn't know what the uncle did the last time. He does the same thing while she stays with him and eventually runs away to Denali (wasn't her goal to "backpack")
    Let me go

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    Decent movie, my wife and I enjoyed it. Having done lots of hiking/climbing in AK, seems realistic, I assume it was indeed filmed up there? Might have to re-watch it, just saw it on Netflix again.

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    Glad we got all the spoilers out of the way. LOL!
    Looking forward to seeing it. We got Netflix recently. Bummed to learn that Netflix doesn't have Jeremiah Johnson in their inventory.
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    I watched Last Cab To Darwin yesterday... Excellent for my standards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Glad we got all the spoilers out of the way. LOL!
    Looking forward to seeing it. We got Netflix recently. Bummed to learn that Netflix doesn't have Jeremiah Johnson in their inventory.
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    Amazon (streaming video) has it for a 3 bucks:

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    Slightly off-topic, but the best film, by far, ever made about hiking is Tracks, which is about a woman who walked across the Australian outback. Fantastic film, realistic, believable (because it's based on a true story), wonderful cinematography. Don't miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burger View Post
    Slightly off-topic, but the best film, by far, ever made about hiking is Tracks, which is about a woman who walked across the Australian outback. Fantastic film, realistic, believable (because it's based on a true story), wonderful cinematography. Don't miss it.
    That was another good movie

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    Watched it.
    Yes. They walked around in the Alaskan bush. Close to roads and or bush plane access for the crew. For anyone thinking of backpacking in Alaska the movie offers a snapshot of conditions. Wet. Knee to waist high brush. Wet. Unbridged, braided, gravel rivers. Wet. No trails. It might be wet too.
    Everyone going into the woods has food for 2. You just have to cut your time in half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuneElliot View Post
    I watched it. I liked it enough to watch it twice.

    Of course she went to Denali without appropriate gear...that's the point of her situation and also being a 15/16yo girl...they don't think.
    Excellent observation. It is definitely true about girls age 15, at least many of them. Boys? I don't know, but it probably applies to the 15 year old who went on a walk up Chimney Tops trail in the Smokies 3 weeks ago. If watched, would a 15 year old come away with a greater appreciation for adult leadership? Seems to me that TRUE GRIT gives the opposite message. Wildlife has just been bumped up on my list frosting. by the fireside while it snows outside,
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    I watched it last night after reading about it here. I liked it but, (without giving anything away), I didn't really care for the ending. Like someone else said, the scenery alone is worth the watch.
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