The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
April 17, 2022 12:41 PM - Subscribe

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
posted by SPrintF (2 comments total)
Jon Ronson's book of the same title describes his research into the military's "psychic warfare" unit, including nasty stuff like MK-ULTRA.
posted by SPrintF at 12:50 PM on April 17, 2022 [1 favorite]

One of my favorites! A 100% comfort movie for me.

The actors are all fantastic. Ewan McGregor is a marvel at playing the earnest idiot, and Clooney (“sparkly eyes technique”) just commits 100%.

Stephen Root - one of my all-time favorite character actors - just adds to the glee.

The movie is hilarious. And I was thinking on a recent re-watch how much they invested in terms of budget and filming to all of the tiny, brief flash-back scenes. I love this movie. Hands-down my favorite Jedi redemption arc.
posted by Silvery Fish at 3:10 PM on April 17, 2022 [1 favorite]

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