Written By: François-Noël Vanasse
This is a difficult time. The world is riddled with anxiety, fear, and a deadly disease that has radically interrupted the daily life of nearly everything and everyone. So, for the whole month of April, The Porkchop Express presents: THE QUARANTINE STREAM, a 30 day series designed to help shine a light on a film that is worthy of your time and might very well be the distraction you need. In an effort to keep it fresh, we will be alternating between the big three services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu) and trying to keep the choices as varied as possible.
For Day Twelve, get a taste of sports with this hilarious and heartfelt hockey flick. Now available on Netflix!
On the surface this looks like a dumb sports comedy full of foul-mouthed language and a bunch of mockable misfits. But Goon has such a rock-solid heart and this alone would be enough to elevate it above the lesser likes of Ricky Bobby (2006). Innovative camera moves are used to capture the middle of hockey games like never before. Liev Schreiber shows up to slum it with the rest of us. This movie captures a lot of true things about hockey, about small cities, and about Canada. Plus if you have never been on-board the Seann William Scott (Stiffler is a hard role to shake off) this movie is the greatest example of actor redemption I’ve seen. And hey, there’s a sequel. Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers (2016).