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Best Footy Flick ever?,
This review is from: Goal! [DVD]  (DVD)This is a 3 star film really, football fans add 1 star, Geordies add 2 stars.(Im a Geordie)Probably the best film ever made about football, but to be fair there isnt much competion. The story follows a young Mexican footballer living in poverty in Los Angeles, who is discovered by an ex football scout and given a trial for Newcastle United.
Filmed mostly in the North East, Newcastle films brilliantly, with excellent panaramic sweeps of the city.
New boy Kuno Becker takes the lead and gives quite a moving if some what schmaltsy performance, while Anna Friel plays the love interest with quite an impressive Geordie accent and Alan Shearer manages his line!
The film is very American at times, but this doesnt detract from the fairly fast pace too much. The football scenes are well mixed with live action and there are several cameos including Beckham, Raul, Zidane and Brian Johnson from AC/DC. The sondtrack is excellent featuring some classic Brit pop anthems.
All in all this is very entertaining and well recommended.