‘Goal!’ may not be very good, but it’ll be good enough

GoalIf the only soccer movies you’ve seen (or even heard of) are Victory and Bend It Like Beckham, check out the trailer for Goal!, an upcoming film from Buena Vista. (Smaller version of the trailer is here.) Yes, the plot is riddled with sports clichés. Kid from working-class family gets a shot at the pros, and so on. But in this case, it’s a kid from an immigrant Mexican family in Los Angeles who gets a shot at playing for Newcastle, the storied English soccer club. That’s a little bit of a wrinkle. The scenes from the training sessions and matches are impressive. Even if it sucks, I’m seeing it. Link via Movie Marketing Madness, which has a lot more info if you’re curious.

—Posted by Tim Nudd