The only thing I can remember about hockey is that I played some game on some console back in the nineties, so I am a bit familiar with the rules, but you don’t have to be a hockey fan to enjoy this movie. Goon is intelligent and stupid at the same time, and if you scratch beneath the surface, it actually sends a very powerful and inspiring message. Even the message is intelligent and stupid at the same time: know your limits, accept and enjoy them. Seann William Scott effortless performance of Doug Glatt along with Jay Baruchel as a comic relief are the things that I really liked, along with that whole hockey, macho vibe that every man can relate too. Beer, blood and ice, never-mind the game. Then again this movie is strangely cut, with the story propelling forward without its characters and their motivations, but I guess some sacrifices had to be made. Based on a book “Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey” by Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith, Goon is a relaxing sports comedy that begs to be watched with a couple of beers.

Doug Glatt is a bouncer at his local club and a great hockey fan. His parents are not so proud of him, since his brother is a doctor and they expected much more of him. But one day, after a fight that he easily won, Doug is given an opportunity in the local hockey club to show his fighting skills but on ice. He accepts it and suddenly he is thrown into a real world of hockey where his fighting skills are essential to his team’s success. He is the right man for the job, and he dreams that he can be as good as his hero Ross Rhea, a wicked fighter among hockey players. Will he manage to fulfill his dream is up to you to find out. Enjoy.

Director: Michael Dowse

Cast: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Eugene Levy, Kim Coates

Fun Facts: Seann William Scott gained weight for the role of Doug Glatt, as well as taking intensive skating lessons and fighting on ice.


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