This Friday, an independent movie called Big Fan opens in Philadelphia and New York.
It’s a “dramedy” featuring a 35-year-old parking garage attendant with a pretty bleak life and an unhealthy obsession with the Giants, who has a chance encounter with the team’s fictional star.
Things don’t go well.
If you aren’t this guy (thank the Lord for that), then you have likely encountered him. Often
The movie is the directing debut of Robert Seigel who wrote The Wrestler and (even more impressively) is a former editor of The Onion. The movie stars comedian Patton Oswalt.
Inevitably, pointy-headed movie critics are going broad-brush anyone who happens to own a jersey with a player’s number on it as being a replica of Oswalt’s character.
And then they’ll explain sports fandom in general as being a terrarium for all sorts of societal ills. Then they’ll go back to explaining to us the brilliant social commentary made in Zoolander.
But don’t let them spoil it for you. The trailer is here. It looks like a pretty powerful movie (said the guy who’s seen Up and nothing else in 2009).