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Goats (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  24 January 2012 (USA)
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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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On the check written to Gates Academy, Tucson is spelled "Tuscon". See more »

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Goat Man: I'm a scientist, not a hippie.
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A very enjoyable film
30 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was really expecting the film not to be very good from the reviews i read at Rotten Tomatoes. I was pleasantly surprised. We rented the film from Comcast On Demand since it did not open in our area. I was able to view it twice before it was taken down. I enjoyed it more the second time round. I found the whole cast to be very good. Especially Ty Burrell from the Good Wife. David Duchovny was excellent as The Goat Man and really showed that he can play other characters very well. I did find Vera Farmiga a little over the top, but then I believe she was supposed to be. Also enjoyed Justin Kirk as the sleazy boyfriend of the Farmiga character. Ty Burell while i expected to hate him since she always referred to him by a very vulgar term turned out to be a nice person. It was also nice to see that in this film it was the guys that showed some personal parts instead of the ladies:) Bottom line, while not Oscar material its a very enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half. I think when it comes out on DVD I will buy it.


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