Having a self-absorbed New Age mother (Vera Farmiga) and an estranged father (Ty Burrell) means Ellis (Graham Phillips) has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: the goat-trekking sage, Goat Man (David Duchovny). So when Ellis leaves the alternative ways of his desert home for a stuffy East Coast prep school, changes are in store for everyone.
Keri Russell,Dakota Johnson,Ty Burrell,David Duchovny,Vera Farmiga,Graham Phillips
Based on the Mark Jude Poirier ("Smart People") novel of the same title, the coming of age story follows 15 year-old, Ellis (Phillips) as he moves from Wendy, his flakey, new age mother's (Farmiga) South-Western home to an East Coast prep school where his estranged father Frank (Burrell) was once a star student. For Ellis, this means leaving behind the only real dad he has ever known, Goat Man (Duchovny), his pot-smoking, goat herding mentor, and ultimately needing to evaluate his new prep school lifestyle that's in stark contrast to his stoner upbringing. Rounding out the cast are Keri Russell as Frank's new wife, Minnie Driver as Wendy's best friend and yogic advisor Johanna, and Will Arnett as Wendy's boyfriend Bennett.