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“Big Fan” is like “The Wrestler”, only it’s about football and Patton Oswalt isn’t Mickey Rourke. Other than that, they should probably have called this movie “The Wrestler 2: The Football Fan Guy”, because it has the exact same tone and vibe as that other film, which writer/director Robert D. Siegel also wrote. With “Big Fan”, Siegel is making his directorial debut, and oh boy is it a doozy. This movie will either depress the hell out of you or make you glad you kinda like football, but not that much. But hey, there is a bright side to all this: if it had been Plaxico Burrows, Oswalt’s character might have gotten shot instead of just beaten up.
Paul Aufiero, a hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.
Starring Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Gino Cafarelli, Matt Servitto, Serafina Fiore, Polly Humphreys, Joe Garden, Jonathan Hamm, and Sidné Anderson. Written and directed by Robert D. Siegel (“The Wrestler”).
Root root root for the home team August 28.
Trailer via Yahoo! Movies.
And for those who don’t know that this role is completely “out there” for stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt, check out this comedy routine of his about George Lucas and the “Star Wars” prequels (audio only NSFW):