Goat (2016) Movie Review

Goat shows the pathetic behaviour shown by college students in America.

Director: Andrew Neel

Writer: David Fordon Green, Andrew Neel (Screenplay) Brad Land (Memoir)

Starring: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Guy Halper, Danny Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, Jake PIcking

Plot: 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.

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Goat starts as Brad (Schnetzer) goes through a horrendous assault, forcing him into a state of mind he doesn’t understand. Brad tries to start a fresh with his brother Brett (Jonas) at a difference college.

Once Brad started the new college, he looks to join the same fraternity as his brother. Going through the barbaric rituals the brotherhood put on him to get through and become one of the group.

Thoughts on Goat

Goat might well be one of the most unbearable movies you will see. Showing the pathetic behaviour shown in the college era. Which even more shockingly is based on a real set of experiences one young man went through. As the trauma from the attack, doesn’t seem to get involved in the bigger picture of what he is going through. With moments hinting that the effect might still hit home on the man.

This is a movie that will make you want to look away in disgust at what people put people through in the name of ‘brotherhood’. The sad thing about this film, is there are a couple of important moments that don’t get enough focus to the main story.

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