Earlier today, film lovers and many a TIFF festival regular scratched their heads at the announcement that this year’s selection to open the festival (usually a Canadian film), was a hockey musical from One Week director Michael McGowan titled Score: A Hockey Musical.
Say what? A hockey musical? Are you serious? Apparently they weren’t pulling our leg because the good folks at Twitch have dug up the trailer for this possible atrocity and the truth of the matter is, it’s not actually that insane. If nothing else, it’s a bit charming and yes, Canadian all the way.
The film stars Stephen McHattie as a recruiter who discovers Farley, a 17 year old kid with potential to be the next Sidney Crosby. His parents (played by Olivia Newton-John [?] and Marc Jordan) aren’t keen on the idea of Farley playing organized sports but when he signs into a major hockey league and finds his star on the rise, he also realizes that the public wants more than he’s willing to give.
It’s completely over the top, hilarious and quite frankly, the beset thing since sliced bred. OK. Maybe not that great but it certainly has potential. Wonder if I can convince my other half that it’s a hockey movie and leave off the musical bit until we’re sitting in the theatre. Cruel? Nah.
The Trailer is tucked under the seat.
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