LSD plays a prominent role in “The Men Who Stare at Goats” (2009). It also may have played a prominent role in the scriptwriting. The idea is funny and quirky enough. Take two seemingly polar opposites – the U.S. Army and New Age philosophy – and show how their moral relativism makes them highly similar and thus ripe for collaboration. Then start trippin’! What? You want the plot to be coherent? Dude, you’re bringin’ me down. Look! There’s Jeff Bridges! He plays a hippie Army commander. Ha ha! Get it? Movies like this make me think George Clooney has a mean streak.

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