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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Kuno Becker
Alessandro Nivola
Anna Friel
Stephen Dillane
Rutger Hauer.
Directors
Jaume Collet-Serra.
Screenwriters
Adrian Butchart
Mike Jeffries
Terry Loane.
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Goal 2: Living The Dream...
Continuiing the story of Santiago Munez as he moves to Spain


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Plot
Continuiing the story of Santiago Munez (Becker), who after his time with Newcastle United, gets the break of a lifetime with an offer to play for Real Madrid. But the pressure to perform on the world stage brings a whole new set of problems.


Review
Goal 2: Living The Dream...

Despite the fact that roughly four people saw the first instalment, the second in this football trilogy arrives with boots polished and hair extravagantly highlighted, ready for a comeback. Last we saw Santiago (Kuno Becker), he was scoring the winning goal to put Newcastle through to the Champions League.
 
Now he’s, yes, living the dream, absconding to play for Real Madrid and coping with vast sums of money, buxom hangers-on and an inevitably strained relationship with his homely girlfriend (Anna Friel). The outcome is more predictable than that of an England-Brazil clash, but the story’s told and played with warmth.


Verdict
Filmically it's more of a pleasantly diverting kick about in the park than a 90th minute back-of-the-net at the world cup final


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Posted by lnoooooo at 09:56, 22 June 2007 | Report This Post


Goal 2

A not very good sequel that splutters and fails to deliver in much the same way as the first. All the expected plot points are present and correct as are all the cliched characters. Becker is once again dreadful whilst Friel is mildly disappointing, more so than before. The film also lacks in imagination which results in an overlong and somewhat boring experience. A mention must go to Nivola who is as entertaining here as he was previously, he is the only performer who manages to inject chari... More

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Posted by qualidad at 18:00, 18 June 2007 | Report This Post


Not as good as the first

I adored the film film. Loved it really. This one's also cliched but enjoyable nonetheless. For "Goal" Fans this film isn't a big disappointment. ... More

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Posted by m_er at 17:18, 25 April 2007 | Report This Post


RE: Goal II: Living the Dream

Doesn't look like Goal 3 will even get made according to Michael Apted who is/was lined up to direct; d says he does not believe the third film in the "Goal" football film series will ever get made, despite him being linked to it, mostly due to the failure of the film's in the US. "The second one was such a disaster in the US. Now Beckham has signed for LA Galaxy, but I really don't think that will have much of an effect... Football is not in Americans’ DNA. It’s no good for TV. I don... More

Posted by Timon at 15:04, 20 March 2007 | Report This Post


RE: Goal II: Living the Dream

Saw the first one at a Charity Premier as I was interviewing Kuno Becker for the student newspaper. It was an enjoyable albeit predicable film so I didn't mind seeing the sequel. More of the same just with Santi facing the trials of being successful cue a string of cliches (exotic Spanish admirers, strained relationship with his girlfriend, injury..) but will his friendship with football's premier playboy Gavin Harris help save the day?! Was there any ever doubt? A solid 3 star f... More

Posted by Timon at 10:05, 19 February 2007 | Report This Post


RE: Goal II: Living the Dream

The 1st one's fucking awful.   I wouldn't waste my time on this one at all! ... More

Posted by Charles B. Potatoes at 15:46, 10 February 2007 | Report This Post


RE: Goal II: Living the Dream

Is the first one even any good????? Cause when it was released I have no problems with admitting it looked shite ... More

Posted by Daniel Kelly at 13:44, 10 February 2007 | Report This Post


RE: Goal II: Living the Dream

L: Philconcannon Fair point. In my defence, I usually take great care to avoid surprising plot details or unexpected twists when writing my reviews, but in this case I don't really see it as an issue. I knew before the film started that there was a 90% chance of it ending in exactly the same way as the first film, and I reckon there's a 90% chance that the third film will conclude in a similar manner; it's that kind of movie. As far as I can see, there's really not a lot to spoil - and the... More

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Posted by skeletonjack at 10:14, 10 February 2007 | Report This Post


RE: Goal II: Living the Dream

Fair point. In my defence, I usually take great care to avoid surprising plot details or unexpected twists when writing my reviews, but in this case I don’t really see it as an issue. I knew before the film started that there was a 90% chance of it ending in exactly the same way as the first film, and I reckon there’s a 90% chance that the third film will conclude in a similar manner; it’s that kind of movie. As far as I can see, there’s really not a lot to spoil - and there are other elements ... More

Posted by Philconcannon at 01:14, 10 February 2007 | Report This Post


RE: Goal II: Living the Dream

L: Philconcannon as you'd expect, with a....... (edited for those who might actually want to see the film) sp; I don't care how predictable a film is you should still give a spoiler warning if you're going to give away the ending! ... More

Posted by skeletonjack at 07:20, 07 February 2007 | Report This Post


Goal II: Living the Dream

When David Beckham recently signed for American side LA Galaxy, the makers of g the Dream must have had mixed feelings about the move. Sure, Beckham’s increased profile in the US might be good for the picture’s chances of making an impact there, but it does render this second instalment in the football trilogy even more outdated than it already was. antiago Munez (Kuno Becker) making the move from the Premiership to La Liga, swapping the black and white of Newcastle for the all-white stri... More

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Posted by Philconcannon at 00:40, 07 February 2007 | Report This Post


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