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!
Grade: 3 1/2
Cast: Graham Phillips, David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga
Director: Christopher Neil
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.