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Release Date: July 8th, 2016

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2016

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell

Director: Matt Ross

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Electric City Entertainment

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

Keywords: Daughter, Bar, 2010s, Sacrifice, Son, Cheeky, Underdog, House, Emotional, Brooding, Transformation

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  • Ben is the family’s rock, and Mr. Mortensen gives the story unshakable grounding. He’s a star who doesn’t act like a star, yet everyone in his orbit feels his power. He and this strong, adventurous film deserve each other. show more

  • Like the family at its centre, Captain Fantastic is an odd bird, sometimes endearing, sometimes unbelievable. show more

  • Especially refreshing, even radical, is its sympathy for characters who read for pleasure and value rigorous thought. Unfortunately, by the end, it’s gone as mushy and ragged as a homespun hemp blanket. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)