I’ve recently been to see the curiously titled The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009). And trust me, as curious as the title is, it’s got nothing on the plot. Calling it confusing would be doing it down, but there were several instances where I found myself asking what was happening. Nevertheless, once you get to grips with it it is a very funny film indeed. With stand out performances from Ewan McGregor and the fantastic George Clooney. As a frustrated journalist and Psi Soldier respectively, they compliment each other marvelously with some hilarious results.
Special mention must also go to the evergreen Jeff Bridges. As fine an actor now as he always was, he steals the early part of the film with in amusing flashbacks involving drugs, dancing and of course, goats.
I would explain more of the plot, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. (And I don’t want to look stupid if I get it wrong.)
The Men Who Stare At Goats is out in cinemas now.
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