Saturday, November 14, 2009

Men Who Stare at Goats

Journalist Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) heads to Iraq, seeking adventure just so that he can show off to his ex-wife. He finds more than he can handle when he runs in to Lyn Cassady (George Clooney) who claims to have been part of a super psych unit in the US army. Soon you are introduced to Lyn's mentor Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), arch nemesis Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey) and other crazies super soldiers. The film has more than a few hilarious bits but I should warn you that for many parts that had me and Mohanlal in splits, the rest of the theater was dead silent and vice versa. On the whole the film does not hang together in spite of the stellar cast and quirky script.

Rating: * *

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