Ben Cash, his wife Leslie and their six children live in the Washington wilderness. Ben and Leslie are former left-wing anarchist activists disillusioned with capitalism and American life, who chose to instill survivalist skills, left-wing politics, and philosophy in their children—educating them to think critically, training them to be self-reliant, physically fit & athletic, guiding them without technology; demonstrating the beauty of coexisting with nature and celebrating Noam Chomsky‘s birthday instead of Christmas.Captain Fantastic Movie Download.
Leslie is hospitalized for bipolar disorder and eventually dies from suicide. Ben learns that Leslie’s father, Jack, plans to hold a traditional funeral and burial, even though Leslie wished to be cremated. They argue over the phone and Jack threatens to have Ben arrested if he attends the funeral. He initially decides not to go and prevents his children from doing so, but then changes his mind, leading his children on a road trip into life outside the wilderness.
The family briefly stays at the house of Ben’s sister Harper. She and her husband try to convince Ben that his children should attend school to receive a conventional education; in response, Ben quizzes Harper’s children and his own children on a variety of topics, illustrating that his children are better educated and embarrassing Harper and her husband. Ben arrives at Leslie’s funeral with his children and reads her will, which instructs her family to cremate her and flush her ashes down a toilet. In response, Jack has Ben forcibly removed.
During the trip Ben’s children start to doubt their father and his parenting skills. His son Rellian accuses Ben of failing to treat Leslie’s mental health. His son Bodevan accuses his father of failing to equip them for the real world and shows him college acceptance letters from Ivy League schools, which Leslie had helped him apply to before she died. Rellian tells Ben that he wants to live with his grandparents, who want to take custody of all the children. When Ben’s daughter Vespyr tries to climb into a window to “free” Rellian from his grandparents, she falls from the roof and narrowly avoids breaking her neck. Ben, shocked and guilty, allows Jack to take his children. Although they have bonded with their grandparents, the children decide to secretly follow Ben again when he departs.