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Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)




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The Jaume Collet-Serra-directed comedy drama Goal! 2: Living the Dream finds star European soccer player Santiago Muñez (Kuno Becker) bumped by his agent (Stephen Dillane) from England's Newcastle United team to Real Madrid's Galácticos, where he is thrilled to play alongside field legends David Beckham, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and others. In off-time, temptation lingers in the form of amorous dalliances with spicy local women, especially the TV hostess Jordana (Leonor Varela) -- a relationship that threatens the security of his marital engagement to Geordie nurse Roz (Anna Friel), who has accompanied him to Spain. During his time in Madrid, Santiago also discovers, most unexpectedly and poignantly, what happened to the mother who abandoned him during his early childhood. Alessandro Nivola co-stars as Santiago's pal Gavin.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Jeffries, Adrian Butchart, Mike Jefferies, Terry Loane, Terry Loane
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On DVD: Nov 4, 2008
Freestyle Releasing - Official Site


Kuno Becker
as Santiago Muñez
Alessandro Nivola
as Gavin Harris
Anna Friel
as Roz Harmison
Rutger Hauer
as Rudi Van der Merwe
Santiago Cabrera
as Diego Rivera
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Critic Reviews for Goal II: Living the Dream

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)

Despite the predictable, cliché-riddled script, the soap-opera hokum that passes for drama, Goal II somehow works.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Goal II clumsily telegraphs all of its moves far in advance.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A game of two halves, both of them dire.

Full Review… | February 7, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

If your kids play soccer, they may appreciate this tall tale of Santi's rise from obscurity to shin-padded glory, but once you pop in the DVD, chances are you won't want to stick around.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009

Bullet time, pixellation, flashy graphics, slow-motion-sweat, all wrapped around a rather flimsy story about the kid from the barrio dealing with paparazzi, millions of fans and a salary in the millions of Euros.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Jam! Movies

The idea of turning a 10-minute idea into a trilogy of movies seemed imposing at first, but Goal II continues the franchise's recipe of personality over originality.

Full Review… | October 4, 2007

Audience Reviews for Goal II: Living the Dream

A decent follow up to the first film, with the young Mexican snapped up by Real Madrid in the January transfer window to help their champions league campaign. Again this has plenty of guest stars playing themselves and the football games and scenes are very well done. Plot wise the new kid on the block has to cope with fame and fortune, the press, living abroad with his wife back in Newcastle and finding his mother. Not as deep story wise as the first, you do need to watch that first really and I wasn't happy with the quick ending waiting for the third installment, but this is about as good a film about football as can be made. Next up Goal 3 at the World cup!!

Dean King

Super Reviewer


It was really good, didn't quite surpass the original but it was close to it. Love the play scenes!!! Awesome movie!

After gaining experience with the football club Newcastle United, Santiago Munez (Becker) gets a huge break when he's transferred to Real Madrid.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer


Announcer: Cometh the moment, cometh the man.

As far as movies go, this is an entirely predictable movie but its pretty decent. If you want a nice Sunday film where you don't have to think, its ideal. The football bits are quite good, the cameos are great and the story is reasonably engaging. Im not saying its brilliant by any means but I don't think it deserves the negative comments its had. Its a good fun football film that any sports fan will enjoy - and fair play for ending on a cliffhanger. Becker is a charming lead and Friel pulls of a reasonably genuine Geordie accent. If you want a sports movie with a bit of heart, fluff, action and a bit of glamour, you won't be disappointed.


Lorenzo von Matterhorn

Super Reviewer

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