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Comedy | Drama
Frame Rate:
23.976 (23976/1000) fps
Run Time:
118 min
IMDB Rating:
8.1 / 10 
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Directors: Matt Ross [Director] ,

Movie Description:
Ben and Leslie Cash have long lived largely off the grid with their offspring - Bodevan, Kielyr, Vespyr, Rellian, Zaja and Nai - in a cabin in the mountains of Washington state. The parents have passed their ideals to their children, namely socialism (in its various forms) and survivalism. With the former, Ben considers most of western society as being fascist, especially corporate America. With the latter, he figures that no one will or should be there for you, so you better learn how to take care of yourself in all its aspects. As such, the children have been subject to vigorous physical training, know how to deal with minor bumps, bruises, cuts, sprains and even fractures, and know how to hunt, forage and grow their own food. The children are also non-registered home schooled, meaning that they have no official academic records. Ben and Leslie have tried to make the children critical thinkers, however within the context of their ideals. Beyond these issues, Ben and Leslie made the ...


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A good movie

Really liked this! Great story, great acting for the most part. Thought-provoking!

Pleasant, and only a little disturbing

This is sort of a Beverly Hillbillies, without the comedy and with a serious tone. Fish out of water tales are nothing knew. But if you want to see a culture clash, on a kinder level, this may be for you. Good performances on all side. As I have said in other reviews, this new generation of child actors, bodes well for the future. This also however has a slightly darker side. But not in the movie itself, but for the audience. It's clear that the director and/or producer has a political agenda in mind, casting the ideology of the family portrayed as good. Versus the dark affluent and ambivalent lifestyle of the grandparents as well, not so good. Sadly, Christian based dramas are attacked, and this one being the opposite of Christian is...not. That being said, the story is very good. Though the lack of punishment at the end for the obvious crime committed, is a little unrealistic. This can be forgiven though, as a happy ending is entirely in order here. Its worth the watch, if your ideological sensibilities aren't too sensitive.

wonderfully told, brilliantly thought provoking

Captain Fantastic centers around the idea of being an outsider and the struggle of outsiders against modern day consumerism and social mannerisms. It is made in such a way that evokes a sense of wonder and discovery as we follow Viggo Mortensen's Ben as he attempts to raise his 6 kids in his so called paradise. It challenges his character on what it means to be a parent but also challenges social viewpoints and what education is about.

It is wonderfully thought provoking as the film follows a lighthearted and playful beat, asking audience the questions of whether such a mindset that Ben has is truly hindering or forward thinking. It is the outsider's tale as these children attempt to blend and adapt to the modern day society with a hint of childhood innocence. Indeed it is all of these themes tied up into a tale of a father's love to his children, perhaps a simple premise but told in a fascinating and almost magical way that just has some kind of a draw to it.
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