(2016) - Comedy/Drama - 118 minutes - R
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime
Captain Fantastic sounds like the newest addition to the long list of superhero movies, and it the cover art looks like a Wes Anderson film. It is neither of those things. Join Chet and Rodney as they discuss this 2016 film that flew under the radar despite some award nominations. Also, the guys talk through “Child Actors” and how impressive that can be!
This film is a story of a well-meaning father (Viggo Mortenson) who has extreme ideas of how his children should be raised. He has removed them from other people altogether and is educating them himself in the wilderness. As the kids are put through challenges both physical and mental, one can’t help but be impressed until circumstances demand that they all must go back into society where the children and their father are confronted by some harsh realities.
This one makes you think! We would love to hear what those thoughts are! Please feel free to chime in below:
What was your favorite scene?
Who was your favorite character?
What is your favorite performance by a child actor?
Was Ben (the father) taking the correct approach in raising his kids?