Seann William Scott
Essentially GOON is HAPPY GILMORE on ice. Except instead of a powerful swing, Doug is great at fighting. It sounds like a simple, perhaps even cheaply crass premise, but the script by Judd Apatow-favorite Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Seth Rogen’s writing partner) manages to take it to great heights. It's an extremely well-written, well-plotted movie with great dialogue and big laughs, even downright hilarious at parts. And while it's a comedy through and through, the fight scenes (of which there are many) are brutal and extremely well-choreographed. GOON boasts some of the most realistic, gut-wrenching brawling since FIGHT CLUB. The epic final fight is the perfect balance of "hard to watch" and "can’t take my eyes off the screen."
But the most successful thing about GOON is how great the characters are realized. (Made tougher by the fact that this is based on a true story.) Seann William Scott plays a good-natured simpleton who’s got as much heart as he does testosterone. His Doug is endlessly likable, even at his most dense, and he carries the movie completely while his sweet relationship with the adorable Allison Pill gives it an emotional core. Liev Schreiber is great as always, playing an older enforcer that becomes Doug's respectable default nemesis. Even at his most dickish and with a relatively small role, Schreiber is still a blast to watch. Baruchel also saves some of the movie's best lines for himself as Doug's foul-mouthed friend and hockey super fan. In fact, each member of Doug's hockey team gets their moment(s) to shine as well, even better than with most big budget ensemble comedies.
GOON is exciting and fun and hilarious and a little bit sweet. And it's a movie about hockey. Finally.
Deleted Scenes (9:10): These six scenes were rightfully cut, but you get to spend more time with the characters which isn't a bad thing.
Outtakes (5:35): A lot of your typical gaffes, as well as a handful of funny fighting outtakes and Baruchel adlibbing. And apparently Scott can’t remember character names at all.
Interview with Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel (29:34): Both are funny guys so this half hour chat is both entertaining and informative.
HDNet: A Look at GOON (4:55): Essentially a promo, not an actual BTS feature.
Goalie Audition (5:20): Watch actor Jonathan Cherry try out for his role. A Shake Weight is used.
Fighting 101 (3:47): Pat Houlihan briefly shows you how its done..
You also get Trailers and Trading Cards.
Extra Tidbit: Eugene Levy has a very brief and ironic role playing Stifler’s dad.