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Captain Fantastic 
'Fantastic' Exploration of Family and Parenting
3.5/4 stars

Seems like every year we get that one offbeat, emotionally satifying, independent drama/comedy that takes notice above the rest. This year, that film is 'Captain Fantastic'. What a unique and pleasantly entertaining story of family. A father raises his six children alone in the wilderness. He teaches them an unusual brand of life lessons, which I often found worth agreement. They live as a secure unit under his command, always completing the daily routines together with a sense of purpose. He teaches them strict personal values and has them read at an adult level about pretty much every subject. There's a philosophical wisdom bestowed unto them at a young age. Their way of living is quirky in a charming but understood manner. It's when their mother (who is never seen) passes that their world is shaken. They must travel into modern day America to attend the funeral and make nice with the opposing relatives. The culture clash that ensues is the most poignant part of the film. I love the interactions between this tight-nit family and others living in today's society. The conflict is palpable. Yet the relatives are treated with the same level of fairness. The film explores the arguments of both sides. An examination of different ideologies for parenting becomes the theme. Never is one way condemned, but rather the possibility of a happy median is brought up. The potentially touchy subject matter is handled in a warmhearted and thoughtful manner. Makes the emotional moments really stand out and mesh surprisingly well with the offbeat (even cringe) humor of awkward situations. What really makes all of this work is the family at the center. I loved every one of these kids and especially Mortensen as the matriarch. I was taken aback by the sheer simplistic joys of this one, yet left with much to digest intellectually.


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