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Blu-ray Review: 'Goats'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
9/11/2012 11:00am EDT


Weed, goats and...David Duchovny?  We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray drama "Goats," out Sept. 11 from Image Entertainment.  The review herd congregates below!


Goats Blu-ray



   Title: "Goats"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Graham Phillips, David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga

   Director: Christopher Neil

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 94 minutes

   Release Company: Image Home Entertainment





The Flick: While there’s a distinctive ‘trying to be relevant’ vibe throughout "Goats," there’s also some genuine moments of poignancy.  The familiar tale of a boy who must branch out from his needy family to discover himself is filled with some very memorably eccentric characters that add new flavor.  Top of the heap is a turn by David 'X-Files' Duchovny who turns in an inspired performance as a goat loving, pot growing man of wisdom named Goat Man.  Add to that a little neurotic Vera Fermiga as a needy mom, Keri Russell as a nice one, Justin Kirk as a new age deuce bag, Dakota Johnson as the lust de jour and nice lead work by young Graham Phillips as the boy who endures them all and you’ve got a weed induced drama that's a trip worth.   

Best Feature: The featurettes 'Moments: The Making of Goats,' 'The Mailman’s Lement' (audio over a still picture!), and 'Home Movies' all provide a surreal and strange vibe as equally trippy as the flick itself.

Best Hidden Gem: Duchovny, normally the straight man, almost steals the whole film with his laissez-faire rich character. (Love the beard bro!)

Worth the Moola: Not all original, but with enough unique characters to keep things interesting, "Goats" is one flick that shouldn't simply be put out to pasture. 

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Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Image Entertainment