Captain Fantastic

He prepared them for everything... except the outside world
He prepared them for everything... except the outside world


D: Matt Ross

Universal/Bleeker Street (Monica Levinson, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Ravat & Lynette Howell Taylor)

USA 🇺🇸 2016

118 mins


W: Matt Ross

DP: Stephane Fontaine

Ed: Joseph Krings

Mus: Alex Somers

Viggo Mortensen (Ben Cash), George Mackay (Bo Cash), Samantha Isler (Kielyr Cash), Annalise Basso (Vespyr Cash), Steve Zahn (Dave), Kathryn Hahn (Harper)

Viggo Mortensen received his second Oscar nomination for his performance as Ben Cash, a former liberal activist who raises his six children in the wilderness of Washington state, away from capitalism so he can teach them about philosophy, survival skills and left-wing politics, all of which don't help them when they experience the real world following their mother's suicide.

The quirky comedy will draw comparisons with Wes Anderson's work, so it's fair to say that this an acquired taste. Viggo Mortensen's performance may well be fantastic but the film itself, not so much. 


Captain Fantastic
Captain Fantastic