Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Captain Fantastic

Raising his children in a self-sufficient leftist utopia where they hunt their own food, learn foreign languages and celebrate Noam Chomsky's birthday, a singular, forthright hippie must leave paradise and venture into civilization to attend his wife's funeral who has just committed suicide. Aside from an inclination towards precocious mawkishness, Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic funny, smart, and truly excellent headed by a superb Viggo lead performance.
*** 1/2 out of ****