Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

DVD - 2016
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A father dedicates his life to transforming his six children into extraordinary adults until tragedy forces them to leave their isolated paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and to question everything he's taught them.
Audience: OFA rating: 14A.
Publisher: Toronto : Entertainment One, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Capta
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French with French subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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VaughanPLDonnalee Apr 10, 2017

I have very mixed feelings about this film. I thought Viggo was fantastic indeed in the film. It was a fascinating and thought-provoking film. I didn't like a lot of the choices characters made in this film, but I sure appreciated a film that dared to be so thought-provoking and asked so many ... Read More »

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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.

Jul 25, 2017

A great film on breaking conformity and the separation that creates. My family loved it and even with some hard scenes, it had us laughing at so many points that I'd recommend it.

Jun 20, 2017

I waited for a month to see this nasty movie. I made it about 10 minutes into it. I turned it off because it was violent. Don't know or care why this insane tribe of hippie drop outs killed who ever they killed but as an old hippie I found it offensive. Nothing fantastic about violent survivalists Made me mad as hell.

Jun 15, 2017

Very well title "CAPTAIN FANTASTIC"! I loved it!!
It brought a different but interest and intriguing perspective to how other people view life. The movie was very entertaining. It remained me of how sometimes innocent ways children view the world, and how limited options you have if you don't conform to what is regarded and the 'norm'. ... the conversation continues.'
Brilliant movie and amazing actors.

May 16, 2017

The film has a provocative message about civilization, certainly not new but presented with stark parental reality. More concerned with getting the message across than what would happen in reality: i.e. there would likely be a legal issue with his wife's Last Will and Testament and the serene ending feels a bit overly compromising.

May 14, 2017

Good movie, idealistic when it comes to nature, but provides food for thought about what is better naturalism or civilization.

May 02, 2017

Reminded me of Mosquito Coast w/Harrison Ford & Helen Mirren.

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Mar 28, 2017

“What's 'cola’?”
“Poison water.”

Mar 28, 2017

“Unless it comes out of a f**king book, I don't know anything about anything!”

Mar 28, 2017

“Unless it comes out of a f**king book, I don't know anything about anything!”

Nov 26, 2016

When you have sex with a woman, be gentle and listen to her. Treat her with respect and dignity even if you don't love her. Always tell the truth. Always take the high road. Live each day like it could be your last. Drink it in. Be adventurous, be bold, but savour it. It goes fast. Don't die.

Nov 20, 2016

"Power to the People".
"Stick it to the man".

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