#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ben and Leslie Cash live largely off the grid with their offspring — Bodevan, Kielyr, Vespyr, Rellian, Zaja and Nai — in a cabin in the mountains of Washington state. The parents have passed their socialist and survivalist ideals to their children. Ben considers most of Western society to be fascist, especially corporate America. He also believes that no one will or should be there for you, so you’d better learn how to take care of yourself. As such, the children have been subject to vigorous physical training; know how to deal with minor bumps, bruises, cuts, sprains, and even fractures; and know how to hunt, forage, and grow their own food. The children are also non-registered home schooled, meaning that they have no official academic records. Ben and Leslie have tried to make the children critical thinkers, however, within the context of their ideals. Beyond these issues, Ben and Leslie made the decision to live this lifestyle for Leslie’s health. Formerly an attorney, Leslie was diagnosed as bipolar. Ben believes that this disorder started with her postpartum depression with Bo. Yet Leslie’s condition has worsened. Despite not believing in Western medicine, Ben sends Leslie to a hospital close to Ben’s sister, Harper, so that there can be family close by. While hospitalized, Leslie commits suicide. Beyond the collective grief, Leslie’s act brings out a battle between Ben and Leslie’s father, Jack Bertrang, a Christian who not only blames Ben for Leslie’s death, but believes that what he is doing “to” the children can legally be considered abuse. Jack takes over the funeral arrangements as per his and his complacent wife Abby’s Christian morals, against what Ben knows was Leslie’s wishes, as she believed in Buddhist philosophies. Although Jack threatens to call the police if Ben shows up to the funeral, Ben and the children believe it is their mission to honor Leslie’s last wishes to be cremated as per Buddhist philosophy. This mission not only may bring the divide between Jack and Ben to a head, but may also bring out some long dormant issues between the Cash children as they are exposed to commercial America in all its good and bad, and as Bo grows into manhood, he may have his own ideas of what he should do with the next phase of his life.
Plot: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
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While Viggo’s character is most certainly the protagonist, he’s also not portrayed as being 100% in the right. Which really is the best way to tackle the subject matter at hand.
_Final rating:★★★½ – I strongly recommend you make the time._
**Surviving isn’t just a good education, but needs the physical training.**
This is from a supporting actor turned a director who is just one film old before this. So he wrote and directed this beautiful film. One of the best films of the years that should be in must see list. It was just like the film ‘Alabama Moon’, only the initial plot that extended for over the hundred minutes. The first thing is the cast, it was the best combination. Lots of future stars are here. It was more like a road movie, except in the opening few minutes.
I did not like the entire film, I found a couple of things uncomfortable. Like the killing a deer in the opening scene and the end part. The conclusion was good, I thought it was the best solution for such a story, not for the theme. But then the final shot gave me an impression that they had got compromised. After all these years hard work, I felt they had given up. That did not stop me from enjoying it and recommending it to the others. Still, it is a very unique film that tried its best to avoid the usual cliché.
This is the story of a father of six kids, raising them by his own outside the society in the wilderness. But the children are not left behind on the knowledge of the world, especially the philosophies theirs favourite topic. They are bright, as well as tough and can survive in any condition. One day when they get a message that their mother died, the journey begins to attend the funeral and during their way all the adventures are what we’re going to witness.
Due to the copyright issue the birthday song was altered. Surprisingly, the film was not based on any book. So my utmost appreciation goes to the creator of this wonderful product. Surely it will be a cult classic. It has lots of great dialogue, and bold revelations in a simple way about the facts of the world. Especially like related to the sex and other grown up stuffs clarifying the little kids’ doubts.
At some point I thought it was okay for the kids to watch with their parents, but it did not get better on that perspective. I mean having lots of main characters as children, the film is not good for their watch. Though the adults should not miss it, even though you are a religious person or any other kind. So highly recommended by me.
Ben and Civil Disobedience. An interesting take on checking out on society. With a top layer of dealing with hardship and what it means to live the good life
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Henry David Thoreau
I just happen to be reading Henry David Thoreau’s book Walden for a philosophy club. When I saw this trailer I told myself I had to see this before it left my city. The similarity between the book Walden and this film are pretty high. With similar topics of arguments against commercialism and full industrialism. Then throw on top a yearning for spiritual truth and self-reliance. Still, this isn’t just a stick your middle finger at the system film. It’s way more than that.
Matt Ross has an interesting meditation on what it means to live outside society in America. He shows a couple reasons why someone would do this and show the pros and cons in a very interesting way. The views evolve as the story moves on. Such is life eh?
Viggo Mortensen acting is amazing in this role. With that said, don’t overlook Jack (Frank Langella) acting in the film. For a good portion of the film, we only see the point of view from the family and mostly Ben (Viggo Mortensen) at that. But later in the film, you see Jack’s motives too. I can see why he acted the way he did and I may have done this same if I was in his spot too.
Bo (George MacKay) gets a couple good scenes too. It’s great to see him fumble through interactions throughout the film and to discover what he wants out of adult life. This may or may not conflict with what his dad wants.
I highly recommend this film and can’t wait to see what Matt Ross does in the future. If this film comes to your town do yourself a favour and see it. Clever films are rare and need to be supported.
“No one will magically appear and save you in the end.”
In my review of “Moonrise Kingdom”, I stated that suggesting twelve year olds in the film were having sex in a tent was one of the ways modern day film makers were contributing to the moral decay of society. I then pondered when one of them might lower the bar even further by taking it down to the level of eleven or ten year olds. Well, writer and director Matt Ross jumped the shark here when he had his protagonist Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) give eight year old daughter a copy of ‘The Joy of Sex’ following a discussion of penises and vaginas, and how they go together during intercourse. So now I have my answer; anyone going for seven year olds?
Just like political figures on the far left, it appears that liberal film makers no longer attempt to disguise the biases in their work. Along with the irresponsible message on sex (Ben later advises son Bo to be tender with a girl he makes love to, even if he doesn’t like her), there’s an outright slam on Christians as a constituency you can safely make fun of. Don’t even get me started on role model Dad faking a heart attack in a grocery store scam so the kids could fulfill their mission of ‘freeing the food’. Noam Chomsky’s defense of unconditional freedom of speech even gets a workout here, and at the dinner table no less, when the death of Ben’s wife is referenced by stating that she killed herself. Pass the dessert please.
There’s only one thing of merit I got out of the story, and that was Ben’s advice and interpretation of the word ‘STOP’ on the cliff face – ‘Stay calm, Think, Observe and Plan’. Nowhere in there did I get the idea that that might have applied to grave robbing and flushing one’s cremated ashes down a public toilet, but hey, I must have missed something. And please, if you’re going to have one of your leads sing at a memorial service for dead Mom, find out if she has a voice ahead of time. Then again, I imagine she was supposed to sound terrible in keeping with the ambiance of the rest of the picture.
One last thing – try getting that image of full frontal Viggo out of your head once it’s seared into your subconscious. Seriously, I dare you.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Matt Ross
Writer Matt Ross
Actors Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 15 wins & 50 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Leica Summicron-C and Summilux-C Lenses
Laboratory Local Hero Post, Santa Monica (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (2K) (source format)
Printed Film Format DCP