Captain Fantastic

They speak several languages, know and understand quantum physics in philosophy. They know how to hunt and handle weapons. They live in the forest in harmony with nature. Only a combination of circumstances forces them to leave home and go to the big city. What happens when they encounter civilization when they come down first love and a world of gadgets and social networks?

  • Matt Ross

Release Date: 2016-07-29
IMDb icon 7.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Esperanto
  • Runtime: 1h:58m
  • Revenue: $5,875,006
Olivette Christianson
01 February 2017 | 09:55

Somewhere in the depths of Oregon among the tall pines and mountains, the thriving civilization without electricity, Sewerage and show on the family Kardashian. Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and his sick wife Leslie (Trin Miller) live in the woods with his six children in age 7 to 18. They do not go in a regular school, but can tell us about the debate, which causes the bill of rights about why it is worth to sympathize with the main character of "Lolita." The day Ben teaching the children, showing them how to carve deer to navigate by the stars or involved with them Spartan race at the forest. And the night like going to sleep in the communal tent, they read in the light of the fire or arrange the performance of a makeshift folk orchestra. But their happiness proud isolation would be broken in that moment, when comes the news that their mother, suffering from depression, committed in a hospital. Death firmly unite the family in the road weaved from stupid sobering encounters with ordinary Americans and relatives (Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Frank Langella and Anne Dowd) on the path to collective enlightenment.

American films about families, like a rule, in two ways: optimistic (mainstream at the default) catastrophic (indie drama). "Captain fantastic" tries to find a third way. It begins with the scenes of hunting for deer, which turns out to be serious and intimate rite of passage eldest son of the family of Bo (George Mackay). This scene brings us the idea that directed by Matt Ross decided to mix the "Apocalypse now" with the"Lord of the flies", and it becomes clear that it has in its Arsenal a lot more techniques than a deliberate game with stereotypes. It is the show looks very solemn, but fairly quickly, the Director moves the focus on younger children. Their persons and body smeared with dirt, and is a surreal spectacle is fascinating, given that one of the youngest wears a cap made of lynx skin. And while all laugh wash away the dirt and blood, the film turns into a sustained metaphor.

Perhaps all this sounds very funny and looks like story savages home in the forest or as a novel about the Puritan upbringing of children. But outside world in the "Captain fantastic" is portrayed through a striking absence, even though heroes has all you need of the world, including sharp knives, thick books, a variety of clothing and holiday of honor of the birth of Noam Chomsky. Ben and Leslie decided to live in seclusion, choosing protest as the ideal. In the deep seclusion says that they are spiritual and philosophical heirs of the isolationists as of Henry Thoreau, and in the worst case, that it is a manifestation of their fanaticism and selfishness, and becomes touching because these rejected characters appear closer than involuntarily self-sufficient Swiss family Robinson.

This is because the characters, especially children, have not only certain views, but and the simple feeling that sometimes make you stumble, but at the same time paving the way to realization. And original does not is only and their ability to handle knife, that they can talk seriously about all things. It applies to Ben, whose Outlook changed just because the Director appears to be trying to smooth out the rough edges of history, and maybe it is the only downside of the picture. Hero Viggo Mortensen — the father of the clan is not is a superhero, but his play, the actor makes us believe that characters will be able to do all that will present your imagination: fly, jump over buildings or save the world. It the most obvious reason to see the picture, but how he lives his character, not gives the film sliding in the sentimentality.

Maybe this is not surprising that Matt Ross decides to finish the painting that brings the finale to the General character of the picture. He never sold their characters, but in the end, radical power becomes a compromise. The heroes of the film are not need smartphones to change their way of thinking, is also the Director thinks and about their audience.

Keelia Pena
13 February 2017 | 12:04

Avoid words interesting. No, seriously, avoid. It is a forbidden word, after which you can hear the disapproving drones. And do not take the head of religion or politics. Abstracted from just the essential, especially from the socialization of the surrounding the world. As shows Matt Ross, there is an alternative way — where gifts in the form of knives are the absolute norm, as life in forest teaching-survival. The never the less put in the basis of apparent on first glance the absurdity and nonsense at the end turns into a deep.

Ben (probably the best role Viggo Mortensen for the last years) once I wife has rejected capitalism and it all values and living in forests in which there are 6 persons: 2 boy 4 girls with special and generic names. They insisted that the children received an excellent education through their individual learning, founded in particular on physical endurance. For example, children must interpret what they read, and not just pointless to repeat it. He father answers their issues as they were adults, including the brutally honest answer of the youngest daughter: "Dad, what is rape?" and allowing them to drink wine (it's good for digestion, he says). All children small great run. the mountains, do rock climbing, hunting, reading classic literature, physics research and celebrate the Day Noam Chomsky instead of Christmas ("Who the hell is Noam Chomsky" — asked the puzzled father-in-law Ben).

It — tough love, is even more difficult when Ben gets the news that his wife, who was suffering from a mental disorder, passed in a deep depression, done with themselves. Most of the remaining story revolves between Ben and his father-in-law. He (Frank Langella) threatens to arrest Ben, if he dare to set foot in the Church where will be held a mourning ceremony for his nonconformist lifestyle Ben killed his daughter's same course as the blade cuts at the living. Well and certainly not would no movie if the family is not have a chance to go there, especially when you consider that she deceased wanted completely different wires in a different world.

"Captain fantastic" — easy simple but at the same time quite a profound movie. The themes raised in it one hand lay on the surface, and other — them it is difficult to give an undeniably correct answer. The script cleverly manipulates the Ross between politics and religion, starting a sort of Thriller, then a family drama with hints of Comedy, where all ends of the great music scene of farewell. This film is certainly worth viewing, though because of Mortensen. Not a — would not and film. He is the Captain fantastic.

Elle Tremaine
09 September 2016 | 03:32

How to determine what is good and what is bad? Suddenly, that has good just a set of "how to" set generations for the comforts of life?

Any "is it correctly?", which for viewing of the film was not little I answered — why I decided that as I know used to it, so right? Why, what I took out the history, closest schools environment — is this correct?

And a great movie. The total narrow-mindedness and devotion to the stereotypes of the shows on cheers. The Director and screenwriter know somewhere that have each inside of us somewhere in the area, responsible for the desire to everything pristine. In the Director was aiming.

P. C. As nice to know not only do I sure the names of the children you need to think of yourself.

How long is Captain Fantastic?
2h 38m
How much has Captain Fantastic made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are $5,875,006.
Who is the director of the movie Captain Fantastic?
This tv-show was directed by Matt Ross.
What is the genre of Captain Fantastic?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama, Best movies 2016, Best Comedy Movies 2016, Best Drama Movies 2016.
Who starred in Captain Fantastic?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton.
What is Captain Fantastic IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.9.
When was Captain Fantastic released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2016-07-29.