We loved Captain Fantastic. It’s the movie that Viggo Mortensen could have easily won the Oscar for, had more people seen it. He slays as the head of this unconventional family that’s keeping-far-away-from-the-Joneses, living off the grid and literally fending for themselves.
It’s beautifully written and directed by Matt Ross (who plays Gavin Belson on Silicon Valley). He’s crafted a story that’s smart, funny and poignant and takes a thought provoking look at the messy job of being a family.
And then there’s the icing on the cake: the soundtrack. It’s from Alex Somers with the help of his partner Jonsi (who we told you about here). It’s not the pop hit variety…though there were some nice moments of song in the film. It’s more sit back, chill and let the soothing sounds take over. Something we could all use a little more of these days.