Each member of Ellis’s unconventional family contributes their own unique piece of the puzzle by helping fit together all of the nooks and crannies in Ellis’s life. Mostly a coming-of-age story, Goats features treks across a beautiful desert backdrop, one gnarly bearded David Duchovny, and charming moments. While the film was slow and uneventful, the dynamic characters, disgruntled family relationships, and humorous situations makes Goats worth the watch.
Based off Mark Poirier’s best selling novel, Goats tells the story of 15-year-old Ellis (Phillips) and his encounters with his eccentric family. Despite living in Arizona with his spiritual mother (Farmiga), her fleeting boyfriends, and their pothead pool boy Goatman (Duchovny), he soon moves to the east coast to attend the same prep school his father (Burrell) once attended. While enjoying his new school, Ellis travels to his estranged father’s house in Washington DC. During the visit he meets his new stepmother (Russell), who also happens to be pregnant with Ellis’s half… (click title above to continue reading)