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.