These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Into The Wild
Alternative Character Interpretation: Some have no love for Chris, seeing him as nothing but a naive, arrogant idiot who walked into the Alaskan Wilderness with little knowledge on how to handle it.
Awesome Music: The soundtrack by Eddie Vedder is filled with beautiful tunes. "Long Nights" stands out and doubles as a Tearjerker.
Jerkass Woobie: Chris. He's condescending, hopelessly naive, inconsiderate, foolhardy, irrational, and irritatingly judgemental. His life back home, while surrounded by people who loved him, was shaky, he found out that his father was married to another woman and had a family with her and that his mother kept it a secret, he has immense trouble connecting with people, and he only realizes just how much he needs the people in his life after he has left them behind.
One-Scene Wonder: Pretty much a collection of these, as the film chronicles Chris' encounters with a variety of figures that he grows attached to, then leaves behind to continue his journey. Special mention should go to Hal Holbrook's Oscar-nominated turn.