Goats

Goats

Downloadable Video - 2012
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Fifteen-year-old Ellis decides to leave his self-absorbed mother and marijuana-growing mentor, Goat Man, to enroll in the East Coast prep school once attended by his estranged father.
Publisher: [United States] : RLJ Entertainment : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 94 min.)) : sd., col.

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neyoscribbles Jul 31, 2018

A typical coming of age film where the young man, Ellis is all too bothered/confused/shaped by his super first world problems. The film is shaped by stock characters like the unconventional, trust fund mother juxtaposed with the absent father who is a responsible and smart man living in suburbia. To keep it interesting, add the hippie botanist goat man as the closest thing to a male role model for Ellis and you've pretty much covered the film. Although it has the ingredients for an art film, the New Age spirituality mixed with rich people who smoke and experiment all day falls flat. Perhaps the novel is better?

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Sunbreak15
Jun 07, 2018

This has to be among the worst movies ever made, I had to quit after 30 minutes, and even then I wanted my time back.

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Bookworm39
Jun 03, 2016

Very Entertaining, loved it. David Duchovny was especially good. I could not believe someone without a beard could look so much different.

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JackPurcell
Nov 05, 2015

One of those rite-of-passage or coming of age films, a fairly well done one. I enjoyed it a bunch. But I've always been something of a goat-man.

LibraryK8 Apr 01, 2013

Could use more screaming goats. I, for one, was disappointed. YouTube is far better.

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joseph
Nov 19, 2012

Skip It – Goats (2012) 94 min. Graham Phillips, the young actor that plays Ellis, will make it big one day in Hollywood. Unfortunately, Goats will not be that film that propels him to stardom. Marketed as a comedy, the film misses the mark and not too exciting either as a drama. Wasted 94 minutes.

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