“This is the rare hockey film that lights the lamp.”
“‘Goon’ is funny, profane and, thanks to its Canadian filmmakers’ familiarity with the game, has the ring of truth.”
-The New York Times
“[Seann William Scott] carries the film with a performance that’s funny, vulnerable and – ladies…-actually rather sweet.”
Joining the tradition of great sports comedies, the “awesome time at the movies” (MTV.com), Goon, skates into homes on May 29, 2012 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Single-Disc Blu-ray and DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. Written by Jay Baruchel, and Evan Goldberg, co-writer of Superbad and Pineapple Express, the “rabble-rousing, pulsating hard skate into the arena of jolts-per-second hockey” (Monsters and Critics) movie features an all-star lineup including Seann William Scott (Role Models, The Dukes of Hazzard, American Pie), Golden Globe Nominee Liev Schreiber (Salt, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up), Alison Pill (Midnight In Paris, Milk), and Eugene Levy (American Pie, Best in Show).
“Easily the best hockey comedy since 1977’s Slap Shot,” (Twitch) Goon tells the story of Doug Glatt (Scott), a simple, but loveable guy, who dreams of a more rewarding job and gaining his parents’ respect. When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a fistfight that Doug easily wins, the on-looking coach sees Doug’s potential, in spite of his lack of any hockey playing ability. Joining the team and with the encouragement of his best friend (Jay Baruchel), Doug quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he’ll have the opportunity to face-off against the infamous league thug Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber), perhaps finally land a girlfriend and stick to a job he enjoys. Now - all he needs is to learn how to skate.
Based on the book by Adam Frattasio, “Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey,” Goon “is just the right mix of sweetness, vulgarity and offbeat humor” (Collider.com).