Director: Matt Ross
English / 120 minutes
Rating: R (brief nudity and language)
Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife have raised their six kids deep
in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, away from the modern world. But when tragedy strikes, Ben and his clan are forced to leave their counterculture paradise. Both heartbreak and hilarity ensue as the kids face some of their first social interactions with the wider world. Best known for his heavy-duty dramatic roles, Mortensen
reveals a wonderful gift for comedy and his interactions with the children yield some truly laugh-out-loud moments. A delightfully offbeat and heartwarming tale.
He bears the nickname of a comic book hero, the brains of a scholar,
the soul of a rebel. His story is a richly rewarding film experience.
Mara Reinstein, US Weekly
It’s a rare movie that asks such big questions – about parenting, about family, about modern-day America – and comes up with answers that
are moving and meaningful, that make you laugh and cry. Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
A fiercely original, pleasantly unpredictable character piece. This is a gang of outsiders with something valuable to say about the world we
live in. Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine