Do you like delightful, coming-of-age stories but always wish there were more goats involved? If so, then indie comedy Goats is for you. Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) plays Ellis, a teenager who's grown up in Tucson under the guidance of his hippie mother (Vera Farmiga) and the wise, bearded Goat Man (David Duchovny) who lives in their garage. Now headed to the East Coast boarding school near his estranged father (Ty Burrell), Ellis gets a peek at what his life would be like had he chosen to live with the man who left his family to start a new one.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the Goats trailer. I'm a sucker for David Duchovny, and he does that whole distant, wise dude thing pretty well. I'm still a little fuzzy on the relationship between Ellis and his dad, but all the relationships feel so realistic (even Goat Man's) that I'm looking forward to seeing the family dynamics play out. The movie opens in limited release on Aug. 10, but watch the trailer when you read more.