R | 1h 34min | Comedy | 10 August 2012 (USA)
Fifteen-year-old Ellis is getting ready to leave his luxurious home in the foothills of Tucson for his freshman year at Gates Academy, an East Coast prep school. This means leaving behind Wendy, his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known, Goat Man.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for drug content including teen drug and alcohol use, language, sexuality and nudity
Review: This is your everyday tale of a teenager growing up with weird surroundings. We have seen this type of storyline many times before, but the unique thing about this storyline is the fact the leading character is being brought up by a goat man. There is enough in the plot to make the story interesting, but I did fall asleep a few times during the movie because the leading character seemed pretty dull with not much personality. All of the surrounding characters in the movie, especially Duchovny, have strange life’s with much going on, which the young teenager has to deal with, along with college life and a alcoholic room mate. Personally, I was hoping for a something a bit different than the norm, but there isn’t enough to make this movie stand out from different movies in this genre. Watchable!
Round-Up: If this movie had a leading character with better screen charisma, then it wouldn’t have been to bad. Even if they would have taken out the leading character, it had enough substance to be a different type of movie. Anyway, for me, it is Duchovny that makes this film, but the disappointing thing is that he is not in it that much. We are just watching a boy become a man who had to make some difficult choices, like every teenager nowadays.
Budget: $5million Worldwide Gross: N/A
I recommend this movie to people who are into there dramas about a teenager growing up with strange surroundings. 4/10
Director: Christopher Neil
Writers: Mark Poirier (novel), Mark Poirier (screenplay)
Stars: David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Graham Phillips
Release Date: 10 August 2012 (USA
Also Known As: Goats: Cabras
Filming Locations: Saguaro National Park, Arizona, USA