Score Trailer: TIFF’s Opening Night Hockey Musical

When the Toronto International Film Festival announced yesterday that this year’s opening night film would be a hockey musical, I don’t think I’m the only one who wondered if it was supposed to be a joke. I mean, don’t get me wrong, TIFF is a great showcase for Canadian culture and talent, but this is the same painfully obvious crap that has been representing our film and television industry for years. Plus… a sports musical? As funny and ironic as it might seem, this is a movie that will never find an audience. And yet I have to admit to being a little bit curious. Now that a trailer has turned up online, my curiosity has been satisfied… it’s absolutely ridiculous.

Score: A Hockey Musical is written and directed by Michael McGowan, the same guy who did One Week, the indie drama starring Joshua Jackson as a young man who decides to go on a road trip across Canada after finding a mysterious message in his Tim Horton’s “Roll Up the Rim” cup. Clearly he’s got no problem with pandering to Canucks. The cast for Score includes Olivia Newton-John, Stephen McHattie, and a host of Canadian celebrities. If, for some reason, you don’t plan on catching this at TIFF, it also hits theatres in Canada on October 22nd. I just hope they release a Sing-Along Edition too. Check out the trailer for Score: A Hockey Musical after the jump.



  • Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I’m speechless.

  • Henrik

    I’m actually laughing my ass off.

    I didn’t notice any celebrities in this, but it sure was funny as hell.

  • Greg

    What.
    The.
    Fuck.

  • No words…

  • theDia

    Simply love it. Makes waiting for the start of the new season a little bit easier. :)

  • Joel Parkes

    Without a doubt, one of the worst films I have ever seen IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. Terrible acting, writing, casting and directing. A complete mistake from top to bottom. What were they thinking? Did they think a musical would work with hockey fans? Did they think hockey would work with musical fans? And who cast those terrible, and I mean TERRIBLE actors in those roles? Did the makers of this piece of unwatchable garbage think that people would look past the third-rate amateurism on display because it was of Canadian cultural significance? Who was in charge here? Didn’t the film maker have any real friends who would come forward and ay ‘ Uh, excuse me, but this is crap’? I just watched the debut of this piece of crap at the TIFF opening and I honestly felt embarrassed by what was on screen. I have never, in my entire life, felt embarrassed by watching a movie before. The audio was actually out of synch, I’m not kidding. The voices and the singing did not match the movements of the lips of the so-called actors. God, I can’t begin to tell how bad it really was. Too many ‘yes’ men. Too much funding for a supposedly Canadian product. Too much rank amateurism on display. I would give this zero stars out of four. A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE PIECE OF CRAP FROM START TO FINISH.

  • Zoo

    @Joel

    So a sequel called Overtime is out of the question?