Let me just start off by telling you that this movie was the first time I’ve ever turned my eyes away from a screen that had Nick Jonas on it.
Stereotypically, fraternity movies have two main themes: booze and brotherhood. Andrew Neel’s "Goat" certainly has its fair share of both, but the result is drastically different than the comedic portrayals of college in "Old School" or "Animal House."
The movie follows fictional Brookman University first-year Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) through his time rushing and pledging the fraternity Phi Sigma Nu on campus. He walks onto campus wanting and expecting the frat lifestyle of his older brother, Brett (Nick Jonas).
Brett is a genius who is majoring in business, works out every day, gets all of the ladies and is worshipped by his fraternity. Why wouldn’t Brad want his life?