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Captain Fantastic is near-perfect with Viggo Mortensen at his best

THE only film of 2016 I willingly watched twice. Captain Fantastic is a tale of parenthood, childhood, loss, morals, right and wrong, good and bad.

This soup of road trip, dark comedy and uplifting drama sees Viggo Mortensen in his best role for years.

 Captain Fantastic is a near-perfect film with Viggo Mortensen in his best role for years
Captain Fantastic is a near-perfect film with Viggo Mortensen in his best role for years
 Watch this road trip, dark comedy and uplifting drama mix on Neflix
Watch this road trip, dark comedy and uplifting drama mix on NeflixCredit: AP:Associated Press

He plays Ben, a dad raising his five children to be bright, conscientious, carbon neutral and to shun all forms of modern society.

After his wife (their mother) dies brutally and unexpectedly, he is left to question all he has done so far – and wonder whether he’s served his kids’ best interests, or his own selfish ideals.

A beautiful, near-perfect film.



CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (15) 119mins

★★★★★


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