CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (15)
D: Matt Ross
Universal/Bleeker Street (Monica Levinson, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Ravat & Lynette Howell Taylor)
USA 🇺🇸 2016
W: Matt Ross
DP: Stephane Fontaine
Ed: Joseph Krings
Mus: Alex Somers
Viggo Mortensen (Ben Cash), George Mackay (Bo Cash), Samantha Isler (Kielyr Cash), Annalise Basso (Vespyr Cash), Steve Zahn (Dave), Kathryn Hahn (Harper)
Viggo Mortensen received his second Oscar nomination for his performance as Ben Cash, a former liberal activist who raises his six children in the wilderness of Washington state, away from capitalism so he can teach them about philosophy, survival skills and left-wing politics, all of which don't help them when they experience the real world following their mother's suicide.
The quirky comedy will draw comparisons with Wes Anderson's work, so it's fair to say that this an acquired taste. Viggo Mortensen's performance may well be fantastic but the film itself, not so much.