If you see one “hockey-kids-xmas-comedy-drama about a queer couple who gain custody of an 11 year old boy” this is the movie!! (imdb listing)
You may have already heard about it, based on the book of the same title, from the Toronto International Film Festival or the coverage it has received for having the support of the NHL and Toronto Maple Leaf’s. ( see also this from the New York Times)
It stars (Ottawa, Canada born) Tom Cavanaugh ( best know from the show “Ed”), Ben Shenkman (Cavanaugh’s co-star on the show Love Monkey) and Noah Bernett, Jeananne Goossen (Falcon Beach), Graham Greene (numerous) and Sheila McCarthy (numerous).
Mongrel Media has a trailer up on YouTube, and here are the reviews (from the Film Fest) from Xtra (who also has a YouTube video from TIFF with interviews), Tribute. I’ll add more when the msm newspapers publish reviews.
Update: The Globe and Mail has Stick-handling a touchy subject, and it’s review is Movie scores with goalies and glitter (3 out of 4 stars) ; Toronto Star: ‘Breakfast With Scot’: Playing for the other team;