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Ben Cash (Mortensen) raises his children by himself in an idyllic forest abode that has more in common with a commune than a summer camp. When he receives news that his wife, institutionalized with bipolar disorder, has killed herself, he decides to take the kids to New Mexico to attend their mother's funeral - despite threats of arrest from his father-in-law.
Ben, however, has avoided city living and anything like it for so long that his children have almost forgotten it entirely, sharing his world view on everything from books to religion. Now exposed to a plethora of new ideas, Ben finds them rebelling against his teachings. Worse, he's starts wondering if they aren't right. Has he failed his children, and can he fix it?