#57 – Laughing and punching – Goon 2011 review

Directed by: Michael Dowse

Written by: Jay Baruchel & Evan Goldberg

Starring: Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Phil, Kim Coates & Eugene Levy

In 2011 we got the hockey sports comedy Goon. I just watched it again on Netflix. A truly great and violent 92 minutes of a film. Seann William Scott is Doug Glatt who gets sent in to pulverise and non stop pound on the opposite teams players to help their team win. Doug’s a guy who feels like he doesn’t have anything going for him except for his ability to be socially awkward and an unbelievable ability to separate people’s teeth from their mouths.

The always entertainment Liev Schreiber is perfectly cast as grizzled hockey veteran Ross the boss Rhea who has made a career out of being the toughest guy on a hockey rink. Of course we need to have a showdown with the old vet and the up and comer.

Goon is an underrated dark comedy with some real goddamn hilarious moments. Doug is an unstoppable force of nature with a childish innocence kind of similar to Adam Sandler in the waterboy. Goon isn’t a groundbreaking film and yeah it’s full of your mother jokes and of course there’s locker room humour but every film wasn’t meant to be Shawshank redemption sometimes you just want to watch some wild fighting and laugh your ass off. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy then I have to recommend Goon to you and its on Netflix right now.

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