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As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man.

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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. Written by Anonymous

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You can't choose your family...or can you?

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Rated R for drug content including teen drug and alcohol use, language, sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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10 August 2012 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Interestingly the brand of beer being served in the Mexican strip club is 'Chupacabra' named for a mythical creature believed to inhabit the deserts of Mexico and the U.S. southwest. The literal translation of Chupacabra is 'goat sucker'. Duchovny investigated it as Agent Mulder in The X Files. See more »

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On the check written to Gates Academy, Tucson is misspelled "Tuscon". See more »

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Ellis Whitman: Goat Man took me on my first trek when I was eleven. Not long after that he taught me how to do bong hits. It doesn't matter where we go on these treks, we just wander. Goat Man says it's the journey that counts, which I know is cliche. In a few days I leave for the prep school my father went to. Goat Man's calling this my farewell trek. He says I should suck up as much of the Sonoran sun as I can, but he's the one doing most of the soaking.
Goat Man: Whew! You won't have all this at Gates ...
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Made me feel sorry
24 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though this flick had a definite effect upon me I'm only giving seven stars because I felt the story was presented too episodic and choppy.

There's Graham's relationship with his mother, then his relationship with goat man, then his relationship with his Gates dorm roommate, then his relationship with his absent father, then his relationship with the girl that walks across the Gates campus. None of these seem to come together to mold out the story. Each person is compartmentalized into his life.

But maybe that was the directors intention as the overwhelming message in this movie is 'we might lives among others but ultimately we are alone in this world'.

This is Not a comedy! It might be lite drama but there is very little funny to be found.


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