Captain Fantastic (2016)

Captain Fantastic

I recently watched this movie and was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I didn’t hear of this movie before watching it. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival that year. This for me isn’t always a stamp for a movie that I want to watch but seeing this movie was well worth it. Solid story and special credits to the soundtrack department. The soundtrack was a perfect fit to match the mood and what you see on the screen.

If you have two spare hours and would like to see a proper life story, go watch it. The film is way underrated and deserves it.


Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) 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.


Kathryn Hahn
as Harper

Missi Pyle
as Ellen

Ann Dowd
as Abigail

George MacKay
as Bodevan

Sami Isler
as Kielyr


IMDB Rating 7.9/10


Visit the Official Site for more information or simply watch the trailer.


Some of the awards the movie was nominated for.

Academy Awards, USA 2017

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Viggo Mortensen

Golden Globes, USA 2017

Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Viggo Mortensen

BAFTA Awards 2017

BAFTA Film Award
Best Leading Actor
Viggo Mortensen

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Un Certain Regard – Directing Prize
Matt Ross

and there are about 35 others.


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