Captain Fantastic (2016)

Academy Award Nominee for Actor in a Leading Role – Viggo Mortensen

Rating: 9/10

“If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world”  Rellian

Captain Fantastic is the brilliant comedy-drama about Ben (Viggo Mortensen), a father
who decides to raise his 6 kids in the wild, teaching them how to survive with the “simple 1892bare necessities”. But what happens when a Bear-Grylls-worthy family has to face the mainstream world? Director Matt Ross shows us in this beautiful picture.

Viggo Mortensen is beyond great in his role of a kind and firm dad and a loving husband that even in circumstances very different from most of us, struggles with very real issues.

rs-247211-rs-captain-fantasticThis movie ranks now between my all-time favourites. It’s a very different plot, which is so refreshing when you’ve seen so many movies that everything becomes predictable. I laughed, I cried and I enjoyed every details of this little cinematographic gem.

You will like it if you liked Little Miss Sunshine. I guess I relate them mainly because of the van/school bus and the incredibly smart kids.

Captain Fantastic, written and directed by Matt Ross; cinematography by Stéphane Fontaine (Elle, Jackie); music by Alex Somers; starring also Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, George MacKay, Annalise Basso, Samantha Isler, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell and Nicholas Hamilton.








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