2015 • 104 minutes
103 reviews
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About this movie

In this thrilling coming-of-age adventure, a troubled teen must face the dangers of the Alaskan wild, as well as her own past, in order to find her way home. Sent to stay with her uncle in Alaska while her mother is in treatment, 14-year-old Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is forced to flee as her uncle’s attention turns threatening. Unable to reach her mother and afraid that the authorities will return her to her uncle, she embarks on a journey across miles of wilderness to find a way back home to Seattle. As she plunges deeper into the Alaskan interior, a chance connection with gruff backpacker Bartlett (Bruce Greenwood) proves to be her only lifeline. Mackenzie shadows Bartlett across the rugged frontier, thwarting his efforts to cut her loose until he has no choice but to help her survive, and against the backdrop of a spectacular landscape, they discover the redemptive power of friendship.

Ratings and reviews

103 reviews
October 3, 2015
The travels made allowed a tragic story of a young-women meeting maturity and harsh realities of an unscrupulous male come alive in wonderful Alaska backdrop.
Gary Weir
October 11, 2015
This one took me by surprise. Beautifully shot, great score, and two powerful performances. Not always easy to swallow, but very rewarding.
Brandy Cagle
October 5, 2015
loved the movie but would love to have the music score... I can't find it ANYWHERE!!!!