R | 1h 36min | Drama | 23 September 2016 (USA)
Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for disturbing behavior involving hazing, strong sexual content and nudity, pervasive language, violence, alcohol abuse and some drug use
This film tells the story of a young man who gets brutally attacked by two strangers. He then goes to college, joins a fraternity house, and gets transformed into a different person.
There has been a lot of films that portrays fraternity houses to be super fun, but finally there is a film that shows that fraternity houses may not be as rosy as it appear. The story focuses on the initiation week, where new recruits are humiliated and even tortured. It is scary to see what happens in the film, even though the tone of the film is not too dark. The level of subhuman behaviour is terrifying, because the abuse is legitimised by “tradition”.
“Goat” tells a compelling story of abuse, abused and abuser. It lets people reflect on what is right and what is wrong. Let’s hope this film will find more audience.
Director: Andrew Neel
Writers: David Gordon Green, Brad Land (memoir)
Stars: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper
Release Date: 23 September 2016 (USA)
Filming Locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA