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GoatsEllis (The Good Wife's Graham Phillips), an alienated teen, smokes weed and hangs out with a goat-obsessed, pot-cultivating surrogate father ...GoatsPT94MREllis (The Good Wife's Graham Phillips), an alienated teen, smokes weed and hangs out with a goat-obsessed, pot-cultivating surrogate father ...2012-08-10
GOATS Graham Phillips and David Duchovny

GOATS Graham Phillips and David Duchovny (Gregory E. Peters)

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Goats

Starring: David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga; Release Date Limited: 08/10/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 94; MPAA Rating: R

Ellis (The Good Wife’s Graham Phillips), an alienated teen, smokes weed and hangs out with a goat-obsessed, pot-cultivating surrogate father (David Duchovny, hidden by hair). New Age details aside, though, Ellis is easily identifiable as a distant cousin-by-genre to J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, complete with a prep-school education. Mark Jude Poirier adapted the screenplay from his own lively 2001 coming-of-age novel. As directed by Christopher Neil, Goats reports the same events but loses the flavor of the journey. (Also available on VOD) C+

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