GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Help
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
  Experimental/Avant-Garde
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
  Pre-Code
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
  Serials
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns


Eleven Men Out (2005)

Cast: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Lilja Nótt, more...
Director: Robert I. Douglas, Robert I. Douglas
    see all cast/crew...
Rating:
Studio: Here
Genre: Comedies, Drama, Foreign, Sports Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Features
Running Time: 84 min.
Subtitles: English
    see additional details...

Synopsis
A sports star's career takes a sudden roller coaster ride when he makes a very unexpected announcement in this comedy from Iceland. Ottar Thor (Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson) is a well-known soccer player whose life off the field isn't as successful as his career in football. Thor's marriage to a one-time beauty queen ended in a bitter divorce, his 13-year-old son Magnus (Arnmundur Ernst) would rather play video games than talk to his dad, and his obnoxious father and brother have moved in to his home. One day, while talking to a reporter after a game, Thor mentions that he's gay without really thinking about what might happen, and suddenly his world is turned upside down. The owners of Thor's team, as well as his fellow players, turn against him and kick him off the squad, while his family is more than a bit taken aback. Still eager to play, Thor takes up an invitation to join a semi-pro team coached by a friend, which already has a few gay players. Thor's presence on the team, and the media circus over his decision to come out, put a new spotlight on the gay footballers, and several more decide to move out of the closet and onto Thor's team. Suddenly Thor is a sports star again with a winning record (though a few victories come from forfeits, since some clubs are unwilling to take the field with a queer team), and his old team decides to challenge them to a special match...that just so happens to coincide with Gay Pride Day. Meanwhile, Thor decides to act on his attraction toward one of his teammates, but discovers that his dreamboat isn't much of a catch off the field. Eleven Men Out (aka Stratkarnir Okkar) received its North American premier at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Iceland has 'deadpan' down pat by shiftless April 3, 2008 - 11:44 PM PDT
12345678910
The plot synopsis above tells too much about the story in my opinion, but don't let that affect your enjoyment of this very funny gay sports movie. The humor in this movie is delivered very straight and subtle and maybe that's partially due to reading subtitles and my not understanding Icelandic inflection. It is interesting to see how they portray conservatives and conservative speaking points about gays, which seem from another decade or a rural point of view, and yet they are also so much more free with their bodies and nudity in general, both men and women. Anyway, rent this movie because you'll laugh a lot, there are cute men and it's well acted and a good story. Can't say much else about it because I find describing the Icelandic elements to it so difficult.




GreenCine Member Rating
12345678910

(Average 6.00)
9 Votes
add to list New List


Soccer Movies: From A to Zzzz.
12345678910
The goallllllllll of this list is to collect the soccer-themed movies out on DVD, of which there are relatively few and even less that are "great." But many are worthy films for fans of the "beautiful game." UPDATED: JUNE '10 for World Cup.
underdog

see all lists

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.