This is a story of an idealistic worldview that crashes with a personal ego that's been nourished by lucky coincidence a.k.a being born into wealth. It's a beautiful film about how all the love and care in the world can be overshadowed by being obsessed. Very much recommended to anyone who sometimes might get worrisome about the state of the world. Let's let progress happen and be kind to the world.
Melodramatic - but sincere - fusional relationship between a dad and a daughter. Appearance of Beau BRIDGES in an interesting counterpoint of Jack's (dying) philosophy. Great performance of D-D LEWIS, Camilla BELLE & Ryan MCDONALD. === Mélo sincère autour de la relation fusionnelle entre un père et sa fille. Apparition de Beau BRIDGES dans un contrepoint intéressant de la philosophie de Jack en train de disparaître.
All children are damaged from parenting - or should that just be "developed"? Here we get the unfamiliar perspective of a well-intentioned recluse whose actions have desirous ambiguities. It's a great cast (McDonald charmed me most), but sorely underwritten. Few insights are shared, and it's too stagey for naturalism. On the inconsequential side of Sundance-territory. 'Captain Fantastic' is a more pointed portrait.