Goon (2011)

Per the story line on IMBD, “Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea. When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother’s old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he’ll have the opportunity to face off against Ross “The Boss” Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now – all he needs is to learn how to skate.” This sport, comedy movie was a lot of fun. It was believable and you end up really rooting for Doug in the big showdown. The final fight scenes had all the drama of a Rocky fight.  Doug, played by Seann William Scott, was a very likeable character and his Jewish Dad played by Eugene Levy was good as ever.  Even if you are not a hockey fan, this movie is well worth seeing.

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