Captain Fantastic

Directed by Matt Ross

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. Anchored by a characteristically intense and committed performance from Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic asks a number of key issues about fatherhood and the changing world in which we live. Never overwrought, this is an intelligent and prescient work and undoubtedly one of the film discoveries of the year.

Is Viggo fantastic or just a bad dad? Find out in this month’s film podcast. Captain Fantastic chat starts at 0.40…


119 minutes

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