Ben (Viggo Mortensen, centre) teaches his kids how to survive in the wild in Captain Fantastic (category: IIB), directed by Matt Ross. When they go to the city, there’s conflict. Photo: Cathy Kanavy

Film review: Captain Fantastic – Viggo Mortensen plays an unorthodox father in offbeat family drama

The values of a one-parent family raised in the wilds clash with those of suburban America in an original, challenging tale ultimately let down by a disappointing, incongruous ending

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Ben (Viggo Mortensen, centre) teaches his kids how to survive in the wild in Captain Fantastic (category: IIB), directed by Matt Ross. When they go to the city, there’s conflict. Photo: Cathy Kanavy
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