The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

The Men Who Stare at Goats was released on DVD on March 23, 2010
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Hard to define but easy to enjoy, The Men Who Stare at Goats is the preposterous yet more-true-than-not story of a small-town journalist named Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) who, trying to prove himself in Iraq, stumbles upon a man named Lyn Cassady (George Clooney) who claims to be a psychic spy for the U.S. Army. With dazzling cinematic efficiency, the movie bounces back and forth between the origins of the New Earth Army–a squad of American Jedi warriors–and Bob and Lyn wandering through war-torn Iraq, pursuing a mission that turns out to have been assigned by a vision. The movie shifts from giddy comedy to melancholy as a portrait of human pettiness, manifested in military paranoia and corporate greed, unfolds. The ending loses a bit of steam, but most of The Men Who Stare at Goats is a delight–unusual yet satisfying, funny and thoughtful in turns. Jeff Bridges plays–of course–the addled yet charismatic founder of the New Earth Army, while Kevin Spacey plays–of course–the weaselly, manipulative psychic spy who turns what was meant to transform the world for the better into a mechanism for propaganda and worse. Adapted from the bestselling nonfiction book of the same title by British journalist Jon Ronson, The Men Who Stare at Goats niftily balances surface lunacy with serious undercurrents, buoyed by excellent performances from all involved.

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US DVD Release Date March 23, 2010
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 90 Minutes
Theater Release Date November 6, 2009
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date March 23, 2010
Actors Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Rebecca Mader, Stephen Lang, Stephen Root, Robert Patrick, Nick Offerman, Waleed Zuaiter
Directed by Grant Heslov
Studio Overture Films/Anchor Bay Entertainment
MPAA R (Rated R for language, some drug content and brief nudity)
Gross $32,416,109
Genre(s) Comedy, Drama
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