A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
|Release Date||:||July 2, 2016|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures, Post Haste Digital|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Matt Ross, Andy Spletzer|
|Casts||:||Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Elijah Stevenson, Teddy Van Ee, Erin Moriarty, Missi Pyle, Frank Langella, Ann Dowd, Mike Miller, Richard Beal, Alan Humphreys, Elena Stecca, Hannah Horton, Galen Osier, Thomas Brophy, Louis Hobson, Hafid Abdelmoula, Paul Alan Amend, Yolanda Aragon, Angela Francia, Cliff Gravel|
|Plot Keywords||:||suicide, socialism, food, survivalist, off the grid, non-registered home schooled, noam chomsky|
This is simply the best movie I have seen since Shawshank Redemption. It tells the story of a family living in the wilderness who are forced to face modern society. Its funny, with a pinch of sad, and a huge dollop of thought-provoking.
Matt Ross is a genius who has found his voice and style in this film. The direction is just incredible. The script has all the fluff stripped out so it moves along at a great pace. It is edited to perfection so every scene draws you further in. It feels like "Into The Wild" as directed by Clint Eastwood. I have been going around telling random people about how great this movie is and how it will clean up at the Oscars.
I don't see it appealing to everyone however. That is what makes it such a great film because no one left the screening ambivalent. The open-minded Austin, Texas audience was vastly in the Fantastic camp, but I can see this film is not going to go down well everywhere with everyone. If it did, it would be some fluff piece and not the classic it is destined to be.