While Ellis is in boarding school, making the grade while staying (mostly) high, Goat Man rehearses for a journey he and Ellis will take during Ellis's spring break, across the border with his pet goats. When they embark on their cross-desert trek, they are forced to reevaluate a relationship they thought was the only thing that would never change in their crazy lives.
Hilarious and intimate, Goats challenges the conventional idea of family and home, while drawing us deeper into Ellis's journey into manhood. Mark Jude Poirier has an uncanny gift for chronicling the human condition and bringing to life a varied yet dispassionate landscape.
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Poirier intercuts deftly observed scenes of Ellis's day-to-day life at Gates with some offbeat interludes, in which we watch the sage but stoned Goat Man interact with the childish, easily manipulated Wendy and her parasitic boyfriend, Bennet.| Read Full Review of Goats
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The novel tells the dual and closely connected stories of Ellis Whitman, a 14-year-old who lives with his unstable and flaky mother, Wendy, in Tucson, and of Javier, aka Goat Man (which is what everyone calls him), who has known Wendy since she was pregnant with Ellis, and who lives in the pool h...Mar 30 2001 | Read Full Review of Goats
That, or the squabbling is used as unfunny comedy, as when the film cuts back to the shenanigans going on at Wendy's house, where her gold-digging boyfriend, Bennett (Justin Kirk), is trying to edge out Goat Man to be the biggest deadbeat in the house.Aug 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Goats
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