Judging by its trailer, the hockey comedy Goon looks to be a strange film. It’s got all the hallmarks of comedy (slapstick, Stifler, Eugene Levy), but it doesn’t appear to be funny. In its defense, it’s not clear that the film is trying to be funny, either.
What is it about hockey comedies that aren’t funny? Slap Shot, Mystery, Alaska, and now this film.
In any event, Goon tells the story of bouncer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), who plays hockey as an enforcer, ruling the roost until he gets called up to the next league, where he’s outclassed by the like of Liev Schreiber‘s Ross Rhea.
They also drink a lot, and he sleeps with a girl that looks an awful lot like Zooey Deschanel, but isn’t. This is a hard movie to peg. Check out the trailer and see if you can do a better job than I can.