The story: Sean William Scott (forever known for his role as Stifler in the American Pie series) is Doug Glatt, a directionless idiot bouncer who is a nice guy but is fully aware that he just limited. He can take a punch, and he can really fight.
By accident, he lands a job as the enforcer for a local semi-pro ice hockey team. His role is to protect the team's top player, Xavier Laflamme (Marc-Andre Grondin); Glatt is Marty McSorley and Laflamme is Gretzky.
Glatt's life begins to take on a function and meaning as he finds a purpose, which leads to fame, a girlfriend and a whole new life.
The people: Scott is pretty good as the idiot who comes to find embrace his identity as an enforcer who is eager to standup for his new teammates. Scott is a bit estranged from well-to-do family, led by his doctor father, played by the great Eugene Levy. Alison Pill has a few funny moments as the "girlfriend". Actual former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has a brief part in this movie.
Liev Schreiber, wearing a mullet, steals the end of the movie as the aging enforcer who tries to warn Glatt about the dangers of thinking he's a hockey player.
Fight scenes: Over the top, bloody and cartoonish. No hockey fight goes the way these are depicted. If they did, guys would be dead.
Funny: Some scenes, in particular the dialogue between the coach and some of the players in between periods of a game, are a riot. Some of the fights have their moments.
Eye candy: Alison Pill plays Scott's love interest, Eva, who has a boyfriend but really, really, really loves fights, blood, violence, and is just a bit sexually liberated.
Holes: Scott's character supposedly can't play hockey, can't skate, and in no time he is skating just fine.
Should you see it: As long as you don't expect Slapshot, you're fine.
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