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YGST: GOON

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , , , on 12/05/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Sean William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Marc-André Grondin, Kim Coates

Rated R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use. Running time 92 minutes, Comedy/Action/Drama

Compare to: Happy Gilmore (1996), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

For years at a time, I’d all but forget about Sean William Scott, most famous for his role as Stifler in the American Pie series. It seemed all he was good for were jocks that never had a lesson to learn; this didn’t change with the critically positive response in 2008’s Role Models either.I actually avoided Goon at first partly based on this poster. It says “Hey. I’m Sean William Scott and I’m still that smirking wisecrackin’ jock you wish you were.”

Long story short, high school Taylor thought he was hilarious but past that stage, I was done.

Then I watched Goon (2011) recently and I’m remembering why I liked him in the first place. Man, this movie is hilarious. Continue reading

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