Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic
  • 2016
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Ross
  • Written by: Matt Ross
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler

Ben (Mortensen) has raised a family of six off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, teaching them survival skills and science but leaving them unprepared for the rest of the world. The film doesn't face how Ben seems more like a cult leader than a great dad and it's contrived and contradictory, but Mortensen is a delight.

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Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh (0.0 miles)

86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA
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Captain Fantastic

12 Sep 20163 stars

Viggo Mortensen shines in this comedy drama about an off-grid family forced to confront the challenges of the modern world

Viggo Mortensen finds one of the best roles of his career in Captain Fantastic, a quirky, crowd-pleasing ode to the joys and pitfalls of unconventional parenting. His bearded, mountain man patriarch Ben Cash has raised a family of six off the grid in…

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