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Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

DVD - 2016
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Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them.
"Finely wrought and inventive, Captain Fantastic surely earns the lofty praise of its title."--Guardian.
"'Captain Fantastic' should connect in a major way with those looking to be swept up and moved by such a fundamental human experience."--Variety.
"Gorgeously photographed, and as loosey-goosey as its hero, 'Captain Fantastic' takes some unexpected turns."--New York Daily News.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2016.
ISBN: 9786316586193
Branch Call Number: DVD CAPTAIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,stamping
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1)
video file,region 1
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VaughanPLKatherine Oct 03, 2020

Definitely worth a watch. This film is thought provoking and original, with incredible acting of the whole cast. It truly inspires discussion about upbringing, morals and values in combination with advantages and disadvantages of said concepts. The beauty of this film is that no one who watches it is left entirely on "one" side.

Feb 25, 2020



An unorthodox dad attempts to raise his family on his terms with repercussions along the way.



Jan 05, 2020

"Captain Fantastic" is one of those films that had been hyped for me. I found while the film moved smoothly, I feel like there was something more that could've been done plot wise. For instance, I wished more attention had been paid to the backstory around Viggo Mortonsen's character and his wife. The story is ultimately about a misfit family of communist pseudo-guerrillas led by their charismatic Marxist father (played by Mortenson), trying to make it to their matriarch's funeral, while jousting with his father in-law. The movie is full of antics, it was entertaining and engaging, it just felt shallow, like it was skating over deeper plot points. It has a good ending and ultimately felt good to finish it, happy that the characters have reached their best selves.

Sep 26, 2019

Loved this movie. Was very well done, funny and sad. Highly recommend.

Sep 13, 2019

"Captain Fantastic" surprised me. A lot better that what I was expecting. Viggo Mortensen is perfectly casted as the father. It is important to note the father character is deeply flawed, full of himself, and suffering of intellectual vanity, but also best intentions and love for his family, and Viggo delivers a very nuanced performance.
The biggest challenge was (probably) to find a strong group of actors to play the children. All of them did a good job.
The director is that actor from "Silicon Valley"?? I didn't know that.

mko123 Aug 27, 2019

So how does a well-Intentioned family avoid being run roughshod by consumerism, TV, video games and disaster capitalism in this day and age? Well, this family tries to live an isolated life in the Pacific Northwest and succeeds pretty well--that is, untill a tragedy forces them to reckon with modern society. A lot of soul searching and decent parents trying so hard to get it right. I loved this surprisingly deep and thoughtful film abou trying to raise strong, thinking children in a world where commercialism has run amuck. Don't let the corny cover cause you to overlook this gem.

Jun 17, 2019

A little stilted at times and overly sentimental.

Apr 20, 2019

This film is both hilarious and philosophically deep/provocative. It's something I don't recall seeing in a film before this one. About midway through the film, the novel "Lolita" is brought up...which was "interesting." In some ways, this film is a lot like that novel.

Apr 09, 2019

I was thoroughly impressed with this one. It was not only poignant but had me inspired. There is a lot to think about and discuss with this movie. Well done.

Jan 20, 2019

Loved the story, but there is a bit too much unnecessary cussing.

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