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Goat (2016)

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Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there in the name of "brotherhood" tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

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Andrew Neel

Writers:

David Gordon Green, Brad Land (memoir) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schnetzer ... Brad
Nick Jonas ... Brett
Gus Halper ... Chance
Danny Flaherty ... Will
Virginia Gardner ... Leah
Jake Picking ... Dixon
Brock Yurich ... Wes
Will Pullen ... The Smile
Austin Lyon ... Dave
Eric Staves ... Baity
James Franco ... Mitch
Jamar Jackson Jamar Jackson ... The Breath
Kevin Crowley ... Detective Burke
Lauren Knutson Lauren Knutson ... Michelle
Jon Osbeck ... Provost
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Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there in the name of "brotherhood" tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.

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Taglines:

Cruelty. Brutality. Fraternity.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing behavior involving hazing, strong sexual content and nudity, pervasive language, violence, alcohol abuse and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goat See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,020, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$23,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,020
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the family pictures in Brad's bedroom the day after he gets attacked is actually a picture of Nick Jonas and his younger brother in real life, Frankie Jonas. See more »

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These Ain't Lies
Performed by Matthew Wall
Courtesy of Dumpology
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More the story of a relationship between two brothers than of a fraternity.
12 November 2016 | by everettzenserSee all my reviews

This film gets 90-percent of the way there. As a story of the relationship between two brothers, during a stressful time in the life of one, it's poignant and wonderful. To a discerning eye Goat's setting in a fraternity will come across, through most of the film, merely as set dressing for the underlying story, rather than an indictment of fraternity life generally. And at that level it works beautifully. Unfortunately, the last twenty minutes of the film flips into an anti-fraternity rant that, while not exactly coming out of nowhere, could have been better left on the cutting room floor. Nonetheless, Goat is a powerful and emotional film that, in this reviewer's mind, is touching, as opposed to disturbing as some have called it.

The character development in Goat, beyond the two brothers, is minimal but the level of vague ambiguity it creates works perfectly in helping focus attention on their relationship.

Nick Jonas' acting chops were a wonderful surprise. Ben Schnetzer and Gus Halper also deliver unrelentingly powerful performances.

James Franco's sudden, albeit brief, appearance, is a little out-of-place and the presence of his character somewhat unrealistic.


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