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The dream of playing professional soccer begins for Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker) when a former scout for a British football team spots the young man. But he will have to overcome enormous obstacles before he can reach his Goal! The feel-good script also contains a few content obstacles for young viewers.
Why Is Goal! The Dream Begins Rated PG-13?
Goal! The Dream Begins is rated PG-13 for some sexual content, language and a brief drug reference.
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In this movie about pursuing one’s dreams, a desire for a better life and the opportunity to play soccer/football motivate some characters to lie. Alcohol consumption is seen in sports bars, pubs and at private parties, with several characters drinking to excess. Medicinal drug use is shown, and illegal drug use is mentioned. Sexual relationships are implied (but not depicted), especially with one character that awakes with a hangover and finds himself in bed with two women. Scantily clad females are shown, and a group of them try to undress a young man. Language concerns consist of mild and moderate profanities as well as some sexual slang terms. Sport violence (like tackling, pushing and falling) and injuries (non-graphic) are shown.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Goal! The Dream Begins...
Although playing only in limited theaters in North America, Goal: The Dream Begins is bound to score big in the home entertainment market. Packaged with the DVD release are three featurettes, The Beautiful Game (examining the worldwide soccer phenomenon), Behind The Pitch (a look at how the script’s action scenes were put to film), and the Golden Moments of the FIFA World Cup (the best of the Federation Internationale de Football Association). An audio commentary with the filmmakers and the Happy Mondays Music Video Playground Superstar are also included. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound), Spanish and French, with Spanish subtitles.