Ben's kids are strangers to fast food. His oldest son doesn't know the regular guy etiquette of how to act after a first kiss. And the match for Ben's wilderness survival skill smarts is an older gentleman in an expensive suit. His father-in-law. Here's a preview of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC.
Will Ben have the humility to get out of his own way and create a new balance within his family? Or will he stay an unyielding captain of his fantastic counter-culture unit?
The film was written and directed by Matt Ross. You may not know that name. But, if you were a big fan of the series BIG LOVE on HBO as I was, you will recognize his face.
The supporting cast is first-rate. A standout is George MacKay as the brainy oldest son. Another is Kathryn Hahn as the suburban relative. Hank gets cast in many comedies. She'll soon be seen in the comedy BAD MOMS. Her funny lady chops are sharp. However, when the script calls for a serious, emotionally raw moment, Hahn can deliver the goods as she does in this film. Frank Langella is excellent as the immovable grandfather.
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is rated R for language and brief male nudity.