While this has comedic moments it has a very serious side to it as well. A thoroughly enjoyable movie. Maybe a tissue needed here and there.
In this heart warming comedy, Viggo Mortensen stars as an idealistic father who has lived a decade off the grid with his six kids in the forests of America's Northwest. Ben (Mortensen) spends his days home-schooling the kids in a classical education and teaching them combat and survival skills. His wife Leslie has recently been hospitalised and the family are eagerly awaiting her return. But when tragic news of her death reaches them, Ben is suddenly forced to face both the modern world and his disapproving in-laws. The family pile into their bus dubbed "Steve" and journey across the country to attend the funeral and say a final farewell to their beloved mother. Grappling with grief and the culture shock of entering the modern world, their journey soon brings to light hidden truths and the eccentricities of their rag-tag clan become apparent in stark contrast to 'normal' society. With his wife's parents now determined to take custody of the kids, Ben must consider assimilating the family back into society or risk losing them forever.