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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.

Goats is labeled a Drama/Comedy, but it is more of a drama than a comedy. There are a few funny moments, but they are sprinkled within all the serious ones. The main focus of the story is Ellis and him learning about life and how things aren’t always as they seem. As usual I avoid spoilers, but as the story progresses Ellis grows, and even though it was a rough road to get there you feel like he is a much different person than when the film began. The story is unique, but you can find some familiarity at one point or another within the story to compare to with your own life.

The acting all around was very good and David Duchovny defined Goat Man. Goat Man plays an intricate part in the story, and provides a different perspective to some of the craziness in Ellis’ life. It is important to pay attention to each encounter Ellis has as they help you understand where he ends in the story. It will also help you understand if he gets “The Girl” or not or if he even wants to. There are a few predictable moments, but overall the film should keep your attention as you watch Ellis grow and see how everything turns out. Most viewers will enjoy Goats as long as they know what to expect and realize it is more of a Drama with some comedic elements and more about Ellis than Goat Man.

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My Rating: 7/10

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Originally posted 2013-01-07 09:23:19.

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PostHeaderIcon I Love You Phillip Morris Review

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Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven’s new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris.

I Love You Phillip Morris is a great movie, but at the same time may not be for everyone. Before getting into the good stuff, the main thing that may turn people off from the movie (Pun Intended) is the homosexuality and how it is presented. The scenes aren’t graphic, but a lot is implied or presented to the viewer and will obviously make some people uncomfortable. Now that we got that out of the way, the movie was brilliantly acted by Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. In particular, Jim Carrey adds a lot of life and elements to his character and to me it was his best role since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Besides being funny and outgoing, he also nailed some of the more serious parts of the movie.

The story itself was well done and without giving away any spoilers will probably through you for a loop towards the end. Throughout the movie you may try to figure out where they are going with the film, but once it is over you will realize how well it got the point through. If you are a movie lover I would definitely recommend I Love You Phillip Morris as it should bring out many emotions while watching and tells a great story.

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My Rating: 9/10

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Originally posted 2010-06-07 06:06:08.

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