4.5

Captain Fantastic

Drama Comedy


 

A man struggling against the constraints of modern society raises his children in total isolation, much to the dismay of his extended family.

This is an incredibly poignant and effervescent story about life, love, family, grief, heartbreak and the power of letting go. Focusing on family bonds, alternative ways of life and sticking it to the man, this film has some incredible social commentary that will leave you questioning the state of the modern world. Comedic gems are scattered throughout the wilderness of this wonderful film that is all about challenging the status quo, even if it means losing everything you hold most dear. "Captain Fantastic", lives up to its name.

Jessica Avelsgaard

MIFF 2016
Entertainment One 119 mins