"Score: A Hockey Musical" has been on our radar since it was reported that Olivia Newton-John was going to be in the cast as a hockey mom; which naturally stirred nostalgic feelings of seeing her saunter into practice in a leather outfit and purring "tell me about it, stud" to the bewildered coach. It gives us chills. They're multiplying.
The trailer for this potential camp masterpiece is out and the thing looks like equal parts "Glee," "High School Musical" and the worst "Mighty Ducks" sequel never produced. (Oh, to have heard the dramatic torch song Goldie the Goalie could have belted in an empty concession stand.)
"Score: A Hockey Musical" is actually leading off the Toronto International Film Festival, according to CBC:
The hockey-themed film, unveiled Wednesday morning at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, is a coming-of-age story about a sheltered teen-turned-hockey phenom, portrayed by Noah Reid. It is written and directed by Michael McGowan, the filmmaker behind the dramas One Week and Saint Ralph.
"Score: A Hockey Musical captures key elements of Canadian identity - our passion for our national pastime, our unique musical style and our special brand of humour," TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling said in a statement.
Here's a glimpse of the flick, in a trailer that just gets more fabulous as it goes along. Just had to pick the Devils' colors, didn't you, movie?
Say what you will about musicals, but we're a sucker for a group-dance number. Every movie ever made would have been enhanced with one. OK, maybe not "Philadelphia," but you get the point.
Please don't confuse "Score: A Hockey Musical" with "Hockey: The Musical." One is a study of sexual taboos that challenges the establishment by using hockey as a metaphor for societal norms; and the other apparently has a song called "Hockey! Hockey! (It's the Greatest Game in the Land)."