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Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 29 July 2016 (USA)
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In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

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Ben and Leslie Cash have long lived largely off the grid with their offspring - Bodevan, Kielyr, Vespyr, Rellian, Zaja and Nai - in a cabin in the mountains of Washington state. The parents have passed their ideals to their children, namely socialism (in its various forms) and survivalism. With the former, Ben considers most of western society as being fascist, especially corporate America. With the latter, he figures that no one will or should be there for you, so you better learn how to take care of yourself in all its aspects. As such, the children have been subject to vigorous physical training, know how to deal with minor bumps, bruises, cuts, sprains and even fractures, and know how to hunt, forage and grow their own food. The children are also non-registered home schooled, meaning that they have no official academic records. Ben and Leslie have tried to make the children critical thinkers, however within the context of their ideals. Beyond these issues, Ben and Leslie made the ... Written by Huggo

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Family values. Power to the people. Stick it to the man. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$93,824 (USA) (8 July 2016)

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$5,875,006 (USA) (21 October 2016)
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French visa # 145327. See more »

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In the bus scene, when Ben is driving home without his kids, he is seen wearing a wedding band. See more »

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[first lines]
Ben: [family gathers around the slain deer] Today, the boy is dead. And in his place... is a man.
Bo: [rips off a bloody bite of the offered morsel]
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Featured in Conan: Viggo Mortensen/Brian Posehn/Emily Heller (2017) See more »

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Best movie in a long time. Great Acting and Story
1 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had wonderful child actors and a great family story. Yes it is a unusual family but that is why I liked it. The story is believable. You will laugh and cry. A great story of a family that you will grow to love. You will like the scenery. It is thought provoking and shows all different aspects of family life. There is a small short scene of male frontal nudity but other then that it is fine. You will enjoy the full two hours of the movie. I think the child actors should be nominated for Oscars. They were very believable. It makes you think about the different ways we raise our kids. The dad may seem strange in his beliefs but that is why I liked the movie We are all different.


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