THE PLOT THUS FAR
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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Doug Glatt is a loser. His father and brother are doctors, yet he is stuck as a bouncer in a seedy Orangetown bar. A rather heinous act of self-defense at a local hockey game gets him noticed and brought in to play in the minors as a goon, someone who fights with others and protects his smaller teammates. He does so incredibly well that he is quickly drafted to a semi-professional team in Canada, where his main goal is to protect star player Xavier LaFlamme, who has not played the same since a brutal hit from the legendary Ross ‘The Boss’ Rhea.
There is no denying this movie is funny and that Seann William Scott can even carry the straight role of a comedy. Sure, Scott has his funny moments and his nice guy character has some pretty great quirks, but he is essentially the driving force to keep the movie going, when he usually plays the dumb, loud idiot like his past roles. Scott plays Doug where we sympathize with him, even if we do laugh at his nice guy attitude and his lack of general understanding for the situations he’s in.
The Blu-Ray comes with an interactive behind-the-scenes mode. Plus, you get deleted scenes, a blooper reel, interviews, featurettes and commentary. The A/V Quality is pretty spectacular for a hockey comedy. The 1080p transfer really kicks up where needed and the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track makes you feel each hit. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 05/29/2012