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.
"Gorgeously photographed, and as loosey-goosey as its hero, 'Captain Fantastic' takes some unexpected turns."--New York Daily News.
"'Captain Fantastic' should connect in a major way with those looking to be swept up and moved by such a fundamental human experience."--Variety.
"Finely wrought and inventive, Captain Fantastic surely earns the lofty praise of its title."--Guardian.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2016
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD CAPTAIN
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1)
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby digital
DVD video,4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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This is a wonderful, feel-good film. It centers around a counter-culture family who live in the woods of the Pacific Northwest and must come to terms with mainstream America after the mother passes away.

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AL_ALISON May 15, 2017

This family lives a unconventional life in the woods of the Pacific Northwest where they hunt their own food and build their own shelter. It will make you want to throw away your smartphone and head for the mountains.

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Feb 06, 2018

Pretty good movie!

Jan 22, 2018

A sweet, old fashioned movie with a simple moral about living off the grid and out of the grip of The Man (i.e. the rest of human society). Too simple, IMHO, but maybe I'm The Man, and don't know it. Worth seeing, though, for the cast, who bring a sympathy and credibility to the story that it otherwise would not have. Pairing it with a 1970s film like Harold and Maude or Billy Jack would be an interesting evening's viewing.

Dec 30, 2017

The movie was pretty good. But I am surprise that they got away with Child Porn in the movie . But all in all it was a good movie I enjoyed it very much.

Dec 13, 2017

what a great movie! it was way better than expected.... poignant, sad, moving, challenging. I would highly recommend.... it is a lot more hopeful than i thought it would be! rent it!

Nov 28, 2017

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie!

Nov 24, 2017

I loved this movie. It touches on so many issues. I am not sure about schools due to the swearing content but otherwise great!! Hidden gem

Sep 16, 2017

Good materials to discuss in class, if I can, I'd like to recommend this movie to school

Sep 09, 2017

This movie was a pleasant surprise. I had wanted to see it in theaters, but missed it. After reading the reviews on here, I was really looking forward to watching it. This movie was fabulous. The cinematography, the story, the depth of the emotions. Powerful story. Some humor. Quirky for sure. A great tale. I recommend watching it.

Sep 08, 2017

Great feel good movie, love the storyline, great acting by all. Leaves you with plenty to think about.

Sep 06, 2017

Great story and well acted by all the children and adult actors with this well thought out dialogue. The only violence that i can think of a previous comment suggested, was a slaying of a wild deer for their own eating, as they are a family living off the land, growing most of what the eat and killing what they need to. This is a family of six children living with thier father, as their mother becomes sick and then dies, in which follows how the family works through the mothers death and her dying wishes, which conflicts with her own parents and the rest of society. This is at heart a film of love and truth in a world of sometimes very different ideals. Highly recommended.

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