Score: A Hockey Musical

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Score: A Hockey Musicall
Score A Hockey Musical Poster.jpg
Theatrical film poster
Directed by Michael McGowan
Produced by Jody Colero
Avi Federgreen
Richard Hanet
Michael McGowan
Nadia Tavazzani
Screenplay by Michael McGowan
Starring Noah Reid
Allie MacDonald
Olivia Newton-John
Marc Jordan
Nelly Furtado
Music by Jonathan Goldsmith
Cinematography Rudoloph Blahacek
Edited by Roderick Deogrades
Distributed by Mongrel Media
Release date
  • September 9, 2010 (2010-09-09) (TIFF)
  • October 22, 2010 (2010-10-22) (Canada)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Score: A Hockey Musical is a 2010 Canadian musical film written and directed by Michael McGowan.

Synopsis[edit]

Seventeen-year-old Farley Gordon has led a sheltered life, home-schooled and isolated by his parents, his closest friend is Eve, their next door neighbour. When his skill at hockey is realised, Farley is signed to a major hockey league and achieves instant fame and success, but pressure from his coach and teammates and a changing relationship with Eve begin to create intense strain in Farley's life.[1]

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

The soundtrack to Score: A Hockey Musical contains 21 songs:[2]

  1. "O Hockey Canada" by The Canadian Children's Opera Company Written by Marco DiFelice, Jonathan Goldsmith, and Michael McGowan
  2. "Darryl vs. The Kid" Written by Barenaked Ladies and McGowan
  3. "Best Friends" Written by DiFelice, Emilie Mover, Benjamin Pinkerton, and McGowan
  4. "Frozen Toe" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, and McGowan
  5. "Hugs" by Olivia Newton-John Written by Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky, and Marc Jordan
  6. "Give it a Shot" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, and McGowan
  7. "Buck 55" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, and McGowan
  8. "Kraft Dinner" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, and McGowan
  9. "Baboons" Written by DiFelice, Jody Colero, Alexander Andresen, and McGowan
  10. "Donker's Dilemma" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, and McGowan
  11. "Boyfriends" Written by DiFelice, Brent Barkman, Colero, and McGowan
  12. "Pacifism Defense" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, and McGowan
  13. "Ordinary Boy" Written by DiFelice, Ryan Corrigan, and McGowan
  14. "Boy in the Bubble" Written by DiFelice, Corrigan, and McGowan
  15. "Dead and Done" Written by DiFelice, Corrigan, and McGowan
  16. "Toe to Toe" Written by DiFelice, Corrigan, and McGowan
  17. "Legends" Written by DiFelice, Benjamin, Pinkerton, Jordan, and McGowan
  18. "Eve's a Goddess" Written by DiFelice, Corrigan, Amy Sky, and McGowan
  19. "Hockey; The Greatest Game in the Land (Movie Version)" Written by DiFelice, Pinkerton, Colero, and McGowan
  20. "Time Stand Still" by Nelly Furtado Written by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart
  21. "Hockey; The Greatest Game in the Land (Radio Edit)" by Hawksley Workman Written by Colero, McGowan, DeFelice, Pinkerton, and Hawksley Norman

Reception[edit]

Peter Howell of the Toronto Star gave Score: A Hockey Musical two and-a-half stars out of four saying: "Score isn’t deep and there’s no danger of it becoming a global phenomenon. But it’s as true a crowd-pleaser, one that doesn't require season tickets to the Maple Leafs to appreciate."[3] Stephen Cole of the Globe and Mail gave the film three stars out of four, praising McGowan's direction of its genre saying: "McGowan's (Saint Ralph) wondrous achievement here is making a discarded genre seem like ready-made fun, he does so by creating a playful satire of musicals, while somehow - this is the hard part - capturing the charm that made song and dance movies so popular."[4] Other reviews were less positive. Greig Dymond of CBC said the film is "marred by weak lyrics, even weaker melodies and a number of actors who probably shouldn’t be singing in public."[5] Will Sloan of Exclaim! said the film "fails resoundingly on every level" and "that it was selected to open the Toronto International Film Festival is embarrassing."[6]

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2010 as part of its Opening Night Gala. It was released in theatres in Canada on October 22.[7]

Home video[edit]

The DVD was released on January 18, 2011.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Score: A Hockey Musical | Synopsis
  2. ^ Score: A Hockey Musical | Music
  3. ^ Peter Howell (October 22, 2010). "Score: A Hockey Musical: The perils of losing your (Don) Cherry". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Stephen Cole (October 22, 2010). "Score: A Hockey Musical: It's love on skates". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ Greig Dymond (October 21, 2010). "Review: Score: A Hockey Musical". CBC. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ Will Sloan (October 2010). "Score: A Hockey Musical". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Score: A Hockey Musical". Tribute.ca. 
  8. ^ "Score". Amazon.ca. 

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