Blu-ray, DVD Release: Goats

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 11, 2012
Price: DVD $27.97, Blu-ray $29.97
Studio: Image

Goats movie scene

David Duchovny (r.) carries on with Graham Phillips in Goats.

David Duchovny (The Joneses) and Vera Farmiga (Safe House) star in the 2012 comedy movie Goats, based on the novel by Mark Jude Poirier (who also penned the screenplay).

The film follows Ellis (Graham Phillips), who at 15 years old is the most adult member of his eccentric family. His mom (Farmiga) is a New Age hippie who spends all of her time working on self-help rituals with her hustler boyfriend (Justin Kirk, TV’s Weeds), while his estranged dad (Ty Burrell, TV’s Modern Family) is more focused on his new wife (Keri Russell, TV’s Felicity) and family. And then there’s Goat Man (Duchovny), the goat-herding sage who has lived in their pool house since Ellis was a child, teaching him the meaning of stability, commitment, and expanding one’s mind.

When Ellis decides to leave Tucson to go to the same East Coast prep school that his father went to, he easily assimilates to his new environment – even gaining the attention of a local girl (Dakota Johnson, 21 Jump Street). But as he re-connects with his father, Ellis finds Goat Man’s influence and his life out West thrown into stark contrast.

Directed by Christopher Neil, the R-rated Goats received a limited run in U.S. theaters in early August, 2012 to generally tepid reviews.

There are no bonus features on the discs.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.