Next Goal Wins was our 10th Secret Screening and here's what Cineworlders thought of it

Michael Fassbender plays a boozy football coach with a seemingly impossible task ahead of him in Taika Waititi's new comedy Next Goal Wins. The movie is a dramatised take on the acclaimed documentary of the same name and stars Fassbender as real-life football coach Thomas Rongen.

Washed up and at the end of his rope, Rongen is dispatched to Samoa where he's put in charge of the American Samoa national football team, possibly the worst football squad in the world. Initially frustrated at the team's incompetence, Rongen soon softens and starts to bond with the players as he aims to qualify them for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This being a Taika Waititi film, fans will know what to expect: broad comedy, pratfalls, verbal gags and an underlying air of compassion and empathy. Backing Oscar nominee Fassbender is an all-star supporting cast including Will Arnett, Elisabeth Moss and Rhys Darby.

Next Goal Wins served as our 10th Secret Screening, so did it hit the back of the net as far as the audience was concerned? We've rounded up a few of the responses.


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