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Green Street Hooligans
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07.06.2006 By: Sturdy
Green Street Hooligans order
Director:
Lexi Alexander

Actors:
Elijah Wood
Charlie Hunnam
Claire Forlani

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A recently expelled, American Harvard student travels to England to visit his sister. When he arrives, he finds himself caught up in a soccer football gang firm.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Iím actually one of the few Americans that love soccer football. However, youíll be happy to know that even though the game of football plays a big part in the movie, it is not necessary to like or even understand the game in order to appreciate the film.

And I was very impressed by the quality of GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS. Itís a fast paced drama/action film that has characters you care about and a story thatís involving. Elijah Wood does a good job of shedding his Frodo ways. He plays the innocent-turned hardcore guy perfectly to the point that you actually believe heís changing as a person. Another very bright spot for the film is Charlie Hunnam. The guy can act and he has a great screen presence. You can brag you read it here first: the guyís going to be a big star some day. Ok, well maybe you realized that when you saw NICHOLAS NICKLEBY...or not.

I did have a problem with his sisterís husband (Marc Warren). His character was never fully developed and the director relied too heavily on him to pull the ending together. He spent half the movie being an afterthought and then he was a featured player. Aside from that, the director did a great job. She kept the story going and managed to film the fights in a way that kept the tensions high, but didnít gross out the audience.

Green Street deserves a much better showing on DVD than it received in the theater. It has a great cast, a great director and a good story. I found myself very involved in the world of football firms, even though itís something I canít relate to in America. Thatís a testament to the quality of the script and the director. Overall, I think most people that donít mind a little blood and violence will enjoy this film.
THE EXTRAS
Making of Hooligans (6:11): Too many movie clips and recapping from the actors. The only thing I got from this is that Claire Forlani actually has an English accent, despite the fact she played an American in an English film. Not much else in this one.

ĒOne BloodĒ music video: I donít usually comment on music videos, but this song is pretty good and well worth a viewing if you enjoyed the soundtrack.

There are also some Previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Green Street is a quality film that got overlooked because it deals with a subject most Americans donít care about. But donít let the soccer keep you from missing this one. Itís a good time and is definitely worth a rental.
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