GOATS is an indie comedy/coming of age film directed by Christopher Neil, based on the novel of the same name by Mark Jude Poirier. Premiering earlier this year at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, it stars David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Graham Phillips, Keri Russell and Ty Burrell.
In the film, Ellis (Phillips) is the most adult member of his eccentric family at 15 years old. His mom (Farmiga) is a New Age hippie that spends all of her time working on self-help rituals with her hustler boyfriend (Justin Kirk). His dad (Burrell) left home years ago and is more focused on his new wife (Russell) and family. And then there’s Goat Man (Duchovny), the goat-herding sage who has lived in their pool house since Ellis was a child, teaching him the meaning of stability, commitment, and expanding one’s mind.
When Ellis decides to leave Tucson to go to the same East Coast prep school that his father went to, he easily assimilates to his new environment – even gaining the attention of a local girl (Dakota Johnson). But as he re‐connects with his estranged father, he finds Goat Man’s influence and his life out West thrown into stark contrast.
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