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Old 11th September 2016, 11:48 PM
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Great movie. I vote for captain fantastic education, broadly speaking, without the extreme isolation, that is, but then again...
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I take it then, he is not a religious nut job that wants to prevent his kids from getting a proper education?
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Old 12th September 2016, 09:37 AM
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No! He hates God. Kids just read and discuss shit and exercise and garden and play music. They do have a strange reverence for Noam Chomsky though, which i found odd.
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That is good, from the trailer I saw, I suspected that it may have had a religious bent, not wanting his kids to have a secular education. That is certainly the situation with some nut job religious families I have had the misfortune to have dealings with. The poor kids got home schooling and their education was abysmal.
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I found a synopsis of the movie:

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Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), his wife Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids -- educating them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.
It sounds very interesting, sounds like (at least in part) a fish-out-of-water movie. This thread is the first I've heard of it.
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