Artois the Goat
...charming, slightly surreal, and hilarious... --James Renovitch, Austin Chronicle
...a nutty, spry, altogether charming picture about love and artisanal cheesemaking... --Kimberly Jones
Top Customer Reviews
"Artois the Goat" was written and directed by Cliff and Kyle Bogart. It is a comedy about lab technician Virgil struggling with his desire to be with his true love, Angie meaning he would have to move to Detroit and accept another boring job and his self-actualization quest to become a goat cheese farmer and impress her with his creativity.
This film is a very endearing, amusing, and sometimes surreal and dreamlike. Virgil played by Mark Scheibmeir is a wide-eyed dreamer who gets excited about exotic flavors of cheese the way someone might if they found buried pirate gold. Luckily his girlfriend, Angie played by Sydney Andrews is a perfect match for him and shares his passion. She too is more thrilled by opening a mysterious box and finding cheese than if it had contained an engagement ring. Unfortunately her family is of a non-dairy frame of mind and with Angie's job transferring her to Detroit, they are all too happy to see the couple separated thinking she can do better.
This movie literally IS cheesy in many points, but uproariously so! The absurdity of the seriousness of cheese-making, trying to live with a goat in his apartment, and the lengths he goes to in order to be an artist and create are very funny and at the same time sweetly inspiring.
Scheibmeir is perfect as the adorable nerdy underdog who has been beaten down by the system squandering away his ambitious side for too long. He is so innocent and determined in his quest that the audience can't help but internally cheer him on in his pursuit of greatness. Virgil's inspiration stems from a book written by a famous cheese maker who narrates and guides him in his mission to make the best cheese...ever.Read more ›
Enjoy, only if you love cult stuff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quirky but fun. We have goats and make cheese at home, so this was totally up our alley.Published 4 months ago by Jay Roussel
Love this film, but be forewarned, it's not fast paced. Great cliffhanger at the finale.Published 17 months ago by Annette G. Ericksen
Loved this movie for it's original style! Also the whole making of cheese that is revealed. Darling, to put the goat in a leading role :)!Published on September 14, 2013 by Judith A Walz
Enjoyed this sweet story. A bit slow at times, but enjoyed the movie overall. Great performance by two main characters.Published on July 18, 2013 by Dee
This movie had great expectations-I enjoy small market, quirky movies but this one was so boring I couldn't finish it. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by jh