Pardon my obtuse thinking, but I want to draw a line between this wonderful, bitter sweet film and Little Fish, the much acclaimed Australian film. Both film deal with the presence of the past in our lives; indeed, Everything Is Illuminated (by the past)
As the brutality ramps up, and the story gains real consequence, for some reason, we actually laugh harder. Goon is a comedy, often a very funny one, but you might be hesitant to call it that once you've actually seen it.
A time-travel romantic comedy whose best elements -- Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman -- overcome distracting plot holes, loose threads and assorted contrivances to make for a mostly charming and diverting tale.
I HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE MANY TIMES AND LOVE IT MORE EACH TIME I SEE IT...RECENTLY IT WAS ON T.V. AND MY HUSBAND HAPPENED TO WATCH IT WITH ME AND HE ACTUALLY LIKED IT...IT IS JUST A FEEL GOOD FUNNY LOVE STORY....EVEN YOUNGER CHILDREN COULD WATCH IT....LOVE HUGH JACKMAN AND MEG RYAN TOGETHER...I RECCOMEND IT FOR ALL YOU ROMANTICS,AND COMEDY LOVERS....