ELLE Canada reviews TIFF opener Score: A Hockey Musical

By Ava Baccari, Photography courtesy of Score website

Farley and Eve soaking in some culture

While the Toronto International Film Festival opens tonight, I got to see it’s opening gem, Score: A Hockey Musical, at a press screening a few days back. You might recall my skepticism, or uncertainty rather, as to whether the film fit the bill to open the world-class cultural film festival, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Let’s contextualize: last year’s festival opener, Creation, a flick about the life of Darwin, was oriented in Victorian England. This year’s choice sees a wunderkind hockey player from Toronto watch his career unfold on an OHL team based in Brampton, Ontario. Somewhere Russell Peters is laughing. (more…)