Captain Fantastic (Movie Review)

Captain Fantastic (Movie Review)

I usually only review family-friendly movies on this site, and with a much deserved R rating, Captain Fantastic is not a family-friendly movie. However, it is a movie about family and the effect that parenting outside of the box can have on both the children and parents.

There is not too much I can share about this movie without spoiling the plot for you. However, I can say that it is one of the best movies I have seen in quite some time. I heard another blogger say that after viewing this movie, she felt as if she had read a complete novel. I have to agree with her. Captain Fantastic is the story of a nontraditional family facing tragedy and change. A loss in the family causes them to leave their solitary world and enter into a mainstreamed world that they cannot relate to or understand. The result is a movie that will make you laugh, cry, blush, and think deeply.

As I mentioned, Captain Fantastic carries a much deserved R rating for language and brief graphic nudity. The nudity is full frontal male nudity that is unexpected but not sexual. There is quite a bit of off-color language in this movie, even from the children. However, none of it feels gratuitous.

Viggo Mortensen gives perhaps the best performance of his career and we get to experience several other talented actors as well. This movie will touch your soul and linger long after the final credits.

Check out the movie’s trailer below:

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Debra Wagner says

    I never heard of this movie until this review… Sounds great and after looking at trailer it confirms I want to seed it. I live this kind if movie. Thanks for reviewing this

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.