Don Cherry would not approve

Score: A Hockey Musical is a movie that people seem to either like or hate. The reviews are mostly negative, and it is not a masterpiece, but it is enjoyable and often amusing as it pokes fun at our national passion.

Noah Reid plays a likable young Toronto lad who is home schooled and rather sheltered from life, but plays hockey like Gretzky on the local shinny rink despite never playing team sports.

One day the owner of the Brampton Blades spots him and gets him to play and he becomes an instant hockey phenomenon. The only problem is he doesn’t believe in fighting, on or off the ice.

This dooms his career until he figures out a solution that Don Cherry would never approve of, but it allows him to fulfil his hockey destiny, satisfy his critical parents and the girl next door (Allie MacDonald) who loves him.

There are cameo appearances by Walter Gretzky, Nelly Furtado, George Stroumboulopoulos and others, with Olivia Newton-John and Marc Jordan as his parents.

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