Total Film’s Goon Screening Report

With special guest Seann William Scott



Thank you to those of you who came to our exclusive screening of Goon last night!

Held at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London, we put on the film for the lucky winners of our competition earlier this week.

The lavish location and free-flowing booze certainly proved to be an effective counter to the post-Christmas blues.

After our guests had taken their seats in the screening room, Total Film’s Jamie Graham introduced the evening’s special guest: Goon star Seann William Scott!

After an audience Q&A, we grabbed the American Pie actor for a quick chat, and he took part in a Twitter interview with our followers (check out Total Film’s Twitter timeline for his answers, or search #goon).

The ridiculously likeable star also told us about his favourite new British catchphrase that he’s picked up over here (“How’s about a little bit of the old ‘How’s your father?’”) and enthused about his return to the American Pie franchise:

“I watched [American Reunion] about a month ago and it was awesome… It was wonderful to film it, I had such a great experience but to watch it and see it all come together and everybody be really wonderful in [it], that in itself is the most rewarding.”

But he was also keen to point out that he has never used one of Steve Stifler’s trademark lines to chat up a woman in real-life (“Oh my God, I think I’d probably get f**king punched… Or killed!”

And he also shares a similar taste in films to TF: “I just watched Drive, I thought it was really cool. Ryan Gosling’s really a great actor and, man, I can’t say I could ever do anything like him, but I’d love to play those kind of parts. It was cool, it was stylish, and [Gosling] was great.”

On his terrible ice-skating skills, he told us: “I practised for about a month before shooting and I sucked all the way through to the end of shooting, and thank God my character was supposed to be bad… As a hockey player I’m awful.”

So thanks again to all who made it last time, and sorry if you didn’t manage to score tickets on this occasion.

Goon opens in the UK today.

Read Total Film’s Goon review.

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    • writerdave87

      Jan 6th 2012, 15:26

      Sean WS sounds like a nice down to earth guy, glad it went well.

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Mar 20th 2012, 22:03

      I cannot help but feel if I was an avid hockey fan that I would be extremely irritated by this film. However, it seems like it will be a refreshing change from sports dramas. While the jokes seem a bit juvenile, it seems to work to the film's charm, that is if the trailer is an indicator of what is to come. Comedy seems to be a dying genre in Hollywood; that is it has generally stopped being funny. This movie does provide a small ray of hope and seems like it will be an enjoyable one to watch. It seems that the film makers really wanted to make a boxing film but felt like Rocky had killed movies about boxing, so instead they made a movie about a hockey player who beats people up instead. This is a brilliant idea if it is executed correctly. At the very least it will be fun to watch with friends.

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