THE PLOT THUS FAR
As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
A young guy named Ellis is getting ready to go away to school. He’s trying to make sense of the weirdos in his life, but he keeps gravitating back to Goat Man. Goat Man is a local gardener that has served as the only real father figure to Ellis. Outside of that, it’s Agent Fox Mulder in a fake beard. I hope it’s fake, otherwise it looks like a follicle transplant from Chewbacca’s ass. The supporting cast is decent when the film can break away from trying to ham-fistedly stuff subtext into the mix.
A smart, but weed-toking slacker, Ellis is probably the most grounded of this oddball mix of humanity. Graham Phillips does a marvelous job of showing us his emotional journey rather than short cutting with some cheesy exposition. He doesn’t have any real drive other then a conflicted sense he needs to move beyond the life he knows.
The Blu-Ray comes with deleted scenes, featurettes and trailer. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track seems way too overpowered for a quiet movie like this. The 1080p transfer is flawless though. Which is sad because nobody’s going to actively seek out this lackluster film. In the end, I’d recommend a rental to the curious.
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