Director: Doug Dearth
Starring: Dylan Playfair, Jack Mulhern, Caspar Phillipson
Running Time: 85 minutes
Release Date: Tuesday, September 1 - VOD/Digital
| Film Synopsis |
When Harvard hockey's Bobby Sanders lands in Sweden's minor leagues, his relationship with the girl at the local market forces him to confront the reality of his childhood NHL dream before the Hockey Gods intervene.
Summary (out of 5)
| Review |
Based on the memoir by Bill Keenan about a Harvard sports star who tries to make a name for himself in Sweden’s hockey circuit in a bid to climb into the NHL. The film captures not only the interest of hockey, but also a coming of age story.
The film is narrated by our leading man Bobby (Jack Mulhern) who arrives in a remote town of Sweden and meets a girl named Elin (Elektra Kilbey). His relationship with her forces him to confront the reality of his childhood dream.
Overall I had a good time watching this film. The only setback is the film was very short (85 mins). I felt like we were just two-thirds in the film and then it ended. I wanted more. Elektra Kilbey who plays the girlfriend was very likeable on screen and brought humour and heart to the film. ODD MAN RUSH is a coming of age film that has you cheering for Bobby.