After Saint Ralph
and One Week, Canadian director Michael McGowan
dabbles into commercial cinema with Score: A Hockey Musical
. The result: be prepared to roll your eyes.
In a Toronto where people often sing by dialoguing, Farley Gordon (Noah Reid
) is raised and home-schooled by green, pacifist and vegan parents (Marc Jordan and Olivia Newton-John). Even though Farley has never played in an organized hockey league, Farley excels at this game. Obviously, this dismays his parents who hate team sports. One day, the owner of the Blades (Stephen McHattie
), a junior team from Brampton, recruits Farley after he had seen him play hockey on an outdoor rink. Despite his parents' objection, Farley rises to the challenge and becomes, overnight, a national sensation. Besides, some TV analysts consider Farley as "the next one".
However, the Blades' coach (John Pyper-Ferguson
), Farley's teammates and his opponents want him to throw the gloves because