phan asked me if i'd seen The Men Who Stare At Goats, so i checked it out. he didn't necessarily recommend it. he merely asked if i'd seen it.
i finally got around to watching it without interruption a few days ago.
i didn't particularly enjoy it. i wasn't able to bring myself to invest in the characters, and the subject/start of the movie suggested something more than it ended up delivering. for most of the film, i couldn't determine whether i was supposed to perceive it as a parody of something or as a serious story in its self with lofty implications. i'm also not a huge clooney fan, to be honest. his personal pursuits tend to take me out of a/the movie to a degree.
a generous three stars.