Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

Captain Fantastic Details

Title Captain Fantastic
Air Date Jul 02, 2016
Runtime 118 Minutes
Networks Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures, Post Haste Digital,
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance,
Country United States of America,
Languages eo, en,

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  • Nuanced commentary on modern society

    June 15th, 2016

    Set against the beautiful Pacific Northwest backdrop, Captain Fantastic is easily one of the most nuanced films to come to mainstream cinema in the last few years. It's main plot addresses the struggle when everyone has the best intentions but not the same values. Additionally, the film makes honest and straightforward comments on controversial is...

  • This is a movie for every generation. It needs to be noticed, it deserves to be talked about, and discussed.

    August 17th, 2016

    Aesthetically on high-level, questioning the most important points of human life and importance of verbal, mental, physical, social, emotional development and the inability of developing them all on the same level. There are so many factors that influence one's development. And there is space for many mistakes.. High quality acting. Viggo Mortense...

  • "Power to the people! Stick it to the man!"

    August 8th, 2016

    Is it worth the price of a movie ticket? Yes!. I felt that this film was captivating in all aspects of story-telling. Especially in it's acting where all characters in the film did a superb job with special mention to Viggo Mortensen (Ben - Father) and George Mackay (Bo - Eldest Son). This film depicts the difficulty of parenting at the highest le...

  • a clash of philosophies

    July 15th, 2016

    Greetings again from the darkness. There seems to be no end to the theories on how to be an effective parent and raise kids who are productive, well-adjusted and successful. Writer/director Matt Ross offers up a creative, entertaining and thought-provoking story of one family's unconventional approach in a world that seems to expect and accept onl...

  • A gem hidden in the forests of the Pacific Northwest

    April 27th, 2016

    I watched this in Sundance earlier in the year, and was captivated by the storytelling, acting and cinematography.. The story follows Ben (Viggo Mortensen), a father of six, living deep in the forests of the pacific northwest, far from modern life. All six children, from seventeen year old Bodevan to seven year old Nai are fluent in philosophy, hi...

  • American Classic

    July 21st, 2016

    This is simply the best movie I have seen since Shawshank Redemption. It tells the story of a family living in the wilderness who are forced to face modern society. Its funny, with a pinch of sad, and a huge dollop of thought-provoking.. Matt Ross is a genius who has found his voice and style in this film. The direction is just incredible. The scr...

  • One of the best movies of the year so far

    July 30th, 2016

    "Captain Fantastic" (2016 release; 119 min.) brings the story of Ben and his 6 kids. As the movie opens, we are looking onto the breath-taking landscapes of western Washington. The camera then zooms in on a deer, and before we know it, the deer is killed by a brutal knifing (with audible gasps in the theater audience). It turns out to be Ben's old...

  • Ben and Civil Disobedience. An interesting take on checking out on society. With a top layer of dealing with hardship and what it means to live the good life

    August 7th, 2016

    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Henry David Thoreau. I just happen to be reading Henry David Thoreau's book Walden for a philosophy club. When I saw this trailer I to...

  • Captain Fantastic is a very amusing look at trying to find a balance between two different worlds.

    July 10th, 2016

    Mortensen plays Ben, A father of six children, whose wife suffers from mental illness and Ben thought it would be good for her and the kids to live out in the wild, living off the land and tossing the rules of our society out the window. However, Ben's wife did not get better. Captain Fantastic mostly focuses on the children. On a road tr...

  • Best movie in a long time. Great Acting and Story

    August 1st, 2016

    This movie had wonderful child actors and a great family story. Yes it is a unusual family but that is why I liked it. The story is believable. You will laugh and cry. A great story of a family that you will grow to love. You will like the scenery. It is thought provoking and shows all different aspects of family life. There is a small short scene...

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