The Men Who Stare At Goats has one of the best titles the known filmic universe may have ever dislodged. It’s also crowing a roster that reads like a who’s who of cinematically-adored man-men: George “I made love to your wife” Clooney, Kevin “I may or may not be interested in your wife” Spacey, Jeff “I got stoned with your wife” Bridges, J.K. “scoffed at your excuse for a wife” Simmons, Robert “I chased your wife into a dark alley with knife hands” Patrick and Ewan “Your wife made love to me because of my accent” McGregor. SOLID.
Despite all those names, it’s the trailer that makes the sell in what feels like a Coen brothers movie, but can’t be because it’s based one a true story: A story rehashing how the US military trained psychic forces and all the shenanigans that would come from the US military training psychic forces– including the aforementioned mental goat punching. SOLID.
The Men Who Stare At Goats opens November 6.