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Goal! The Dream Begins
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Kuno Becker, Stephen Dillane, Anna Friel & Marcel Iures

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with Director Danny Cannon and Screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, a seven-minute featurette about the this and that of soccer, an 11-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, Happy Monday's music video

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 51703
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For language, sexual situations, and some thematic material including partying
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/12/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Danny Cannon
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Having fled his native Mexico ten years ago with soccer ball in hand, Santiago's (Becker) love for the game and dream of becoming a professional player has finally come to fruition. He is scouted by New Castle United's Glen Foy (Dillane) and given a chance to try out to achieve his Goal! (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture is marred by edge enhancement and pixilation, and while it is not overly distracting, it is noticeable. While most scenes look vibrant and natural, outdoor scenes in Los Angeles can be stylized in a yellow hue that conveys the moods of Santiago's time spent in California. (Danny Richelieu)

While each of the available channels are used frequently in the Dolby