Movie Review: Goal! The Dream Begins…

9 06 2006

Starring: Kuno Becker, Stephen Dillane, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Marcel Iurez.
Running Time: 1 hour, 57 minutes.
Genres: Drama and Sports
Rating: PG for language, sexual situations and some thematic material including partying.

As an underprivileged Mexican-American immigrant growing up in the poor section of Los Angeles, Santiago Munez seemed destined to follow his father’s path in life: laboring at menial jobs to earn just enough money to support his family. Naturally gifted, his amazing talent on the soccer field was wasted in recreation league games while he could only dream of playing on the world stage of professional soccer. But when a British scout discovers his talent and gets him a tryout with one of England’s premier soccer clubs, Newcastle United, Santiago must choose between his father’s fate and his own destiny.

This review is from a while ago, but I’m moving it from the Hall to over here, so this is what you guys get for today…LOL

This movie gets two thumbs wayy up from me.

This is the story of one Santiago Munez, a hot ass immigrant from Mexico who smuggled his way into the United States, he’s working his butt off to help support his family, after his mother took off and left him and his little brother with their father and grandmother. The grandmother steps in and gives them all the motherly care that they need and supports them in everything they aspire to do with their lives, something that they don’t get in abundance from their hard worker, laborer father.

Santiago is a gifted footballer (as soccer players are known as in England and the rest of the world) and he plays hard for his local team, since he can’t play for any colleges since he’s under the radar as far as the American government is concerned. While he’s playing at one of his games, an old English Scout for the EPL sees in him a potential star footballer. He approaches Santiago (dude even his name was hot in this movie) and urges him to get himself to England to try out for one of England’s most prestigious football clubs, Newcastle United.

The movie shows Santiago’s struggle to follow his dream and all of the obstacles he has to rise above, including getting his father to accept who he was meant to be, a soccer player.

It’s cliched and it’s a total chick flick but hey I’m a chick and I like cliche’s…so bring it on.

I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this movie nearly as much as I did, but I did and so did Jess. I didn’t even have to drag Jess to see this because she called ME on Saturday, asking me to go with her to see it. So, it turned out well for the both of us, there was hotties aplenty in this movie which is always a definite plus for us and the movie was cute and had a great ending. It was one of those predictable movies, but it didn’t take away from the charm of the movie as a whole.

There’s plenty of EPL hotties in this movie to make it all the more enjoyable and I got a surprise when David Beckham came onto the screen, because I heard he was in this movie, then heard he WASN’T in this movie, but he showed up and I was pleasantly surprised, gosh that man is uber sexy it’s not even funny, but dude so is Raul Gonzalez, who knew?

I’m definitely missing out with all these Latin hotties for sure, let me warn ya’ll…I have seen the light, hot damn Latin Men are all kinds of hot!! =)

I totally recommend this movie to those of you who are in want of a feel good, sports flick. Goal is funny and endearing to the audience. Ya’ll should go and see it!




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