Captain Fantastic

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Captain Fantastic

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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.


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 ... more


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rooster

Karma134842

Grade

C+

Thx for comments15 November 2016

I am going to give it a try. S/O to Dave.

type casting

Karma161004

Grade

C+

This was a story to wrap a city-person's brain around.14 November 2016

Very interesting. I had a friend who went to live like this in Washington State and went completely bananas as well. She lived but has never recovered from episodes of killing pigs and chickens for food and hiding her kids to keep away from the State Social Workers. Kids ended up coming and going... more

Dave

Karma145967

Grade

A+

Thanks14 November 2016

Thanks for the additional comments. Shout out to Tuff Tofu

Poppawombat

Karma45143

Grade

A+

Outstanding08 November 2016

This one's a real gem. As Fawky stated, it's laced with metaphor and heavy philosophical undertones; all while balancing between being nearly whimsical and crushingly heavy. The acting is flawless.

Dave

Karma145967

Grade

A+

Thanks31 October 2016

Thanks for the comments

Fawky

Karma66753

Grade

B+

It’s a fairly simple plot but Matt Ross’ debut film is so dense with metaphor that you can read it on any of a number of levels.28 October 2016

A fiercely original, pleasantly unpredictable character piece. This is a gang of outsiders with something valuable to say about the world we live in.

Cinema often takes a hard line on those who reject society for a simpler existence. Most often, they’re portrayed as weirdos, possibly... more

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