Green Street

"Just think of someone you hate."

A fusion of of British and American culture. Green Street Hooligans fuses soccer and violence. The plot surrounds an American who travels abroad and becomes a part of a group that takes pleasure in carrying out violent acts all in the name of supporting their favorite soccer team. Matt Buckner played by Elijah Wood is a student who is studying journalism and is expelled from school. The expulsion was set up by his roommate after a drugs test and a search of their room reveals drugs. Because of the fiasco Matt opts to travel to to London to spend some time with his sister Shannon played by Claire Forlani who is married to Steve Dunham.

As the movie unfolds, Matt upon reaching the UK finds out that his timing is off and he ends up spending his first night in the UK with Pete who is Steve's brother played by Charlie Hunnam. Pete is somewhat a bad boy and he hangs out with a group of friends called "the Green Street Elite". These boys are extremely passionate about the West Ham United football club. Matt soon discovers that calling British Football, soccer is one of the quickest ways of getting into a fight.

Pete's hands off attitude with Matt soon changes as he finds out just how valuable he is when the Green Street Elite gets into a fight with another group. Matt is a fierce but somewhat inexperienced fighter and falls in love with street fighting. Matt soon becomes apart of the firm but is somewhat cautiously accepted by the group. Matt is taken into the world of fanaticism and violence in the world of British soccer. He new found love would soon be disrupted when the group discovers that he is a reporter and they begin to suspect that is doing an undercover story on hooliganism. The other members of the group decide that they would teach him a lesson for his suspected disloyalty.

| 2005 | 1 hr 49 min | 7.5/10 | 55/100
Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren
Freestyle Releasing
Lexi Alexander
Green Street
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