Goats

(2012)

Based on the Mark Jude Poirier (“Smart People”) novel of the same title, the coming of age story follows 15 year-old, Ellis (Phillips) as he moves from Wendy, his flakey, new age mother’s (Farmiga) South-Western home to an East Coast prep school where his estranged father Frank (Burrell) was once a star student. For Ellis, this means leaving behind the only real dad he has ever known, Goat Man (Duchovny), his pot-smoking, goat herding mentor, and ultimately needing to evaluate his new prep school lifestyle that’s in stark contrast to his stoner upbringing. Rounding out the cast are Keri Russell as Frank’s new wife, Minnie Driver as Wendy’s best friend and yogic advisor Johanna, and Will Arnett as Wendy’s boyfriend Bennett.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Goats’ Blu-ray Clip

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Goats’ Blu-ray Clip

Image Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip from Goats, the studio's independent comedy arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 11. Graham Phillips stars as Ellis, a young man who must leave his bizarre mother (Vera Farmiga) and mentor (David Duchovny) behind to attend a prep school. Take a look at this scene where Ellis is blackmailed into joining the cross-country team by a coach (Anthony Anderson) who catches him smoking weed.

Having a self-absorbed New Age mother (Vera Farmiga) and an estranged father (Ty Burrell) means Ellis (Graham Phillips) has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: the goat-trekking sage, Goat Man (David Duchovny). So when Ellis leaves the alternative ways of his desert home for a stuffy East Coast prep school, changes are in store for everyone.

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‘Goats’ Trailer

Image Entertainment has released the first trailer and the second poster for Goats, director Christopher Neil's coming-of-age comedy adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier (Smart People). Graham Phillips stars as Ellis, a teenager who leaves behind his hippie mother (Vera Farmiga) and unorthodox mentor, Goat Man (David Duchovny), to attend an East Coast prep school. Take a look at this new indie comedy, along with the 1-sheet.

In Goats, Ellis (Graham Phillips) is the most adult member of his eccentric family at 15 years old. His mom (Vera Farmiga) is a New Age hippie that spends all of her time working on self-help rituals with her hustler boyfriend (Justin Kirk). His dad (Ty Burrell) left home years ago and is more focused on his new wife (Keri Russell) and family. And then there's Goat Man (David 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.

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Dakota Johnson Joins ‘Goats’, ‘Five-Year Engagement’ and ‘21 Jump Street’

http://movieweb.com/person/dakota-johnson/The Social Network's Dakota Johnson (daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) has signed on for several projects, including Goats, starring David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga; Universal's Five-Year Engagement; and Sony's 21 Jump Street.

The actress is currently shooting Goats, after that will be Five-Year Engagement, and then 21 Jump Street films this summer.

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David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga Join ‘Goats’

Red Crown Productions, Elliptical Films, and Sandia Media announced today that David Duchovny, Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver and Will Arnett will join the cast of the comedy feature Goats. Graham Phillips (Evan Almighty) and Ty Burrell were previously announced. The film will mark Christopher Neil's directorial debut. Red Crown Productions' Daniela Taplin Lundberg (The Kids Are All Right), will produce along with Eric Kopeloff (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) and Shannon Lail. Richard Arlook, of the Arlook Group, will executive produce, as will Daniel Crown and Riva Marker for Red Crown Productions. Peter Touche of Sandia Media will partially finance and executive produce as well. Echo Bridge Entertainment will handle international sales and is presenting the film to buyers at the upcoming Berlinale. Goats begins filming February 2011.

Based on the Mark Poirier (Smart People) novel of the same title, the coming of age story follows 15 year-old, Ellis (Phillips) as he moves from Wendy, his flakey, new age mother's (Farmiga) South-Western home to an East Coast prep school where his estranged father Frank (Burrell) was once a star student. For Ellis, this means leaving behind the only real dad he has ever known, Goat Man (Duchovny), his pot-smoking, goat herding mentor, and ultimately needing to evaluate his new prep school lifestyle that's in stark contrast to his stoner upbringing. Rounding out the cast are Keri Russell as Frank's new wife, Minnie Driver as Wendy's best friend and yogic advisor Johanna, and Will Arnett as Wendy's boyfriend Bennett.

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