Goon (2011)
April 1, 2020 2:19 PM - Subscribe

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
posted by slimepuppy (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Surprisingly charming though obviously chock fucking full of foul language. I definitely have a soft spot for this one and will rewatch it every couple of years.

Recently saw Kim Coates at a coffee shop (didn't bother him) and his role as the coach was one of the first ones to spring to mind when I was trying to tell my family who he was.

I haven't worked up the nerve to check out the sequel yet. That's probably for the best.
posted by ODiV at 4:01 PM on April 1, 2020

It probably helps that I'm Canadian.
posted by ODiV at 4:02 PM on April 1, 2020 [3 favorites]

Goon is streaming in the US via Netflix, Hoopla, and Magnolia Selects.

(The sequel is streaming on Netflix as well.)
posted by Etrigan at 8:10 PM on April 1, 2020 [1 favorite]

Goon is on UK Netflix now as well which is where I rewatched it.

Absolutely one of my favourite feel-good R-rated movies. Absolute comfort food. Alison Pill is a real bright spot in the film and she does an awful lot with relatively limited screen time. There's quite a few strong supporting performances throughout that help the film immensely.

The sequel I recall not being as awful as I feared but not very good either as I cannot recount a single thing that happens in it.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:09 AM on April 2, 2020 [1 favorite]

Liev Schreiber steals this entire movie.

Whoever cast him deserves recognition.
posted by Sphinx at 8:47 PM on April 3, 2020 [3 favorites]

I loved this film. "Why are you crying? Did you just watch Rudy?" is a line that has stuck with me for some strange reason.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:35 PM on April 5, 2020 [1 favorite]

"Two rules, man: Stay away from my percocets, and do you have any percocets."
posted by doctornecessiter at 8:13 AM on April 8, 2020 [1 favorite]

Just rewatched the sequel. It's... no good. Fun to see a few tiny Letterkenny cameos and that's about it.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:05 PM on April 11, 2020

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