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.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2016
ISBN: 9786316586193
Branch Call Number: DVD CAPTAIN 1DISC
Characteristics: anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1)
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby digital
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Nominated for Actor-Viggo Mortensen.

Nominated for Actor-Viggo Mortensen.


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mackcarter
Jul 25, 2017

A great film on breaking conformity and the separation that creates. My family loved it and even with some hard scenes, it had us laughing at so many points that I'd recommend it.

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cramon1
Jun 20, 2017

I waited for a month to see this nasty movie. I made it about 10 minutes into it. I turned it off because it was violent. Don't know or care why this insane tribe of hippie drop outs killed who ever they killed but as an old hippie I found it offensive. Nothing fantastic about violent survivalists Made me mad as hell.

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Tilapia
Jun 15, 2017

Very well title "CAPTAIN FANTASTIC"! I loved it!!
It brought a different but interest and intriguing perspective to how other people view life. The movie was very entertaining. It remained me of how sometimes innocent ways children view the world, and how limited options you have if you don't conform to what is regarded and the 'norm'. ... the conversation continues.'
Brilliant movie and amazing actors.

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Loge99
May 16, 2017

The film has a provocative message about civilization, certainly not new but presented with stark parental reality. More concerned with getting the message across than what would happen in reality: i.e. there would likely be a legal issue with his wife's Last Will and Testament and the serene ending feels a bit overly compromising.

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Charlie68
May 14, 2017

Good movie, idealistic when it comes to nature, but provides food for thought about what is better naturalism or civilization.

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WhisperedWord
May 02, 2017

Reminded me of Mosquito Coast w/Harrison Ford & Helen Mirren.

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21221018293347
Apr 20, 2017

Conformity sucks. Two old hippies, one mentally ill, retreat from civilization to live the simple life, which produces a very tight knit family. We of the older generation remember these dreams of living off grid and back to nature. This family did that. However, as the movie progresses, what was once the ideal no longer applies to the current generation and there is a slow and sometimes rocky realization that conformity is what children need to progress in everyday society. You feel the father's courage in taking the high road and following his beliefs, but the biggest courage he faces is to do what is right for his children. Book learning is not all it is cracked up to be, children need to learn what it is to be part of society. Very good movie.

I would like to know why it was called 'Captain Fantastic'.

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Lucik32
Apr 16, 2017

This was one of the worst movies we have ever watched. When two mentally ill people decide to have children that sure does not end well. This movie was a manual for screwing up life of your kids. The father in this one sure did it.
The father was a pretty sick person, giving guns as gifts to his little children, teaching them everything about living in jungle from killing a person to stealing from society, which was for them OK to do, teaching them lots of things, such that shower is a gas chamber (huh? Just another lie?) except how to integrate into society and form meaningful relationships with other human beings (like the ones of opposite sex). The father was also a hypocrite telling his children that lying was not OK even though he lied to them since the beginning (he purposely lied about and hid that their mother was mentally ill before having her children - btw we know that most mental illnesses are genetic, so a wise choice to choose having kids can tell you).
The children were walking encyclopedias, but unable and unfit to live in society (cos they knew nothing about it thanks to a father who chose not to accept society - yet using society's conveniences).
I think that the last "nail in the grave" of this movie was the finale when the father with his children dug their mother from the grave, kissed her several- days -decomposed face and burned her body and based on the wishes of the mentally ill mother flushed her ashes into a toilet. Where the heck they got the ashes, if we all know that burning a body requires high temperatures in an enclosed space (that's why we invented crematoriums) and her body was "burning" in an open space on the ocean shore?! Yeah, she would have to burn for several days! Geeez, really?
Oh not to forget: who as a parent would let his little child wearing a gas mask just out of a pure enjoyment? Did the father taught his children that the air in forest was poisonous as well?
Giving half of a star because if I gave a zero, it would not impact the average rating. This movie was sadly just waste of our time.

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jeffi22
Apr 15, 2017

good, a little slow but some funny and sad parts, good acting, interesting way of life and philosophy; first half was better

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fdb045
Apr 15, 2017

I'm in agreement with the previous comments. Wonderful, smart, enjoyable movie.

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Nov 20, 2016

"Power to the People".
"Stick it to the man".

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