Dir. Matt Ross l Drama | U.S.A. | 2016 | 120 min.
In an affecting and charismatic performance, Viggo Mortensen plays a father who is devoted to raising his six kids off the grid and with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. They hunt and farm all of their own food, sing around the campfire, speak five languages, and celebrate Noam Chomsky’s birthday like it’s Christmas. When they are forced to leave his paradise and the kids experience the “real” world for the first time, it challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent. This alternately comedic and heart-lifting drama questions what values are most important in a family and how far a person has to go to stand up for what they believe in.
“Not only is it wonderful—it is heartfelt, comedic, gorgeous and just the right amount of sad.” – Brian Moylan, The Guardian
“Viggo Mortensen gets the role he may well have been born to play.” – Peter DeBruge, Variety
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