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Goats (2012)

R | | Comedy | 10 August 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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10 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Goats: Cabras  »

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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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Where's the 'tofurkey'? There is a big build up for the appearance of 'tofurkey' on Wendy's Thanksgiving dinner table out on the terrace but it never makes it on camera. What an odd omission? I know 'Oz' the asst. property master who prepared the Thanksgiving meal baked half a dozen 'tofurkey' rolls in the craft service trailer and at least 4 were carved for the scene and delivered to the table as part of the action. 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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An amazing film, unique and touching!
27 January 2012 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Loft here in Tucson, Arizona, where a lot of the movie was actually filmed! It was one of the best movies I've seen this film season-up there with 50/50 and the Descendants. The film had depth to it, which made the comedy in in it witty and made the audience want to know what would happen next. The best undiscovered (as of yet) film of the year. The actors and actresses were beyond perfect for the film-you could tell they cared about the characters, and they were selected perfectly for their roles as well. Seeing David Duchovny as a pot-head goat farmer was exquisite. All in all, this movie was amazing. I hope it comes out in theaters so I can take everyone to go see it!


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