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Aro Favourite Captain Fantastic


USA 2016, 118 minutes
Dir. Matt Ross
Rating: [M] Offensive language, nudity, suicide, sexual references & content that may disturb
Genres: Drama, Comedy

Topics: Parenthood.


“A fiercely original, pleasantly unpredictable character piece. ”~Helen O'Hara, Empire Magazine

Aroview: Viggo Mortensen stars in this provocative yet delightful drama set in the forests of the Pacific Northwest as a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education.

While it has polarised audiences along personal-political lines and the front-and-centre parenting issues are not for everyone, this does exceptionally well to balance several points of view while each of the many characters deal convincingly with grief and loss in their own way. It's a film that has a lot to say, and has an original, sincere and entertaining way of saying it.

NZ International Film Festival 2016

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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