Goats (2012) 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… 2012-08-10 R PT94M David Duchovny Vera Farmiga
Movie Review

Goats (2012)

MPAA Rating: R
GOATS Graham Phillips and David Duchovny
Image credit: Gregory E. Peters
GOATS Graham Phillips and David Duchovny
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Aug 10, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; With: David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga

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+

Originally posted Aug 08, 2012 Published in issue #1220-1221 Aug 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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