Big Fan

Big Fan

DVD - 2010
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"Patton Oswalt (King Of Queens) stars in this darkly funny film from the writer of The Wrestler that Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times calls 'exceptional.' In the world of football, there are fans... and then there's Paul (Oswalt). Living with his mother and working as a parking lot attendant, he lives for game days when he can cheer on his beloved New York Giants. But when a chance encounter with his favorite player goes seriously awry, this devoted fan will find himself at odds with his family, the media, and the authorities, putting his allegiance to his team to the ultimate test. raves that viewers are 'glued to the outcome, and you just gotta know what happens next as the suspense ratchets to the point of no return...'"--Container.
Publisher: [University City, Calif.] : Vivendi Entertainment : ©2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) :,5.1 Dolby digital sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, video, surround, rda
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Feb 11, 2016

Good movie about the disturbing and delusional idolisation of sports " stars ", and how this unhealthy obsession with professional sports figures can be damaging psychologically.

Aug 11, 2014

Chuckled a few times but didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. My big complaint I don't think I would include here just because it would spoil the story.....

HOL Nov 09, 2012

Really good!

howardpoole Jun 16, 2012

Big Fan........Not.
Not much meat on this one. This is one to pass on.

real_thing Sep 20, 2011

best movie ull ever watch about sports fighures and upsest fans

Sep 10, 2011

Big Fan is a dark and at times funny comedy. Paul and his best friend are obsessed NY Giants fans. A bar fight with a NY Giant's star player leaves Paul severely injured and in a quandry about whether to press criminal charges. That encounter also leads to a lengthy game suspension for the Giant's star player.The last regular season game between the NY Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles will determine the division champion. A surprise ending salvages an otherwise less than stellar movie.

Jun 10, 2011

Believable story about an obsessed NY Giants fan. In the movie, Paul is fully and deeply emotionally involved in the fate of his team. The team fills a hole in his life, and he does not acknowledge the issue. An important character in the movie is Philly Phil, a tough talking Eagles fan. They are two peas on the pod.

Jan 29, 2011

A weird and dark "dramedy" that is pretty good. The ending is especially well done.

Jun 25, 2010

This movie, if one calls it a movie SUCKS!!!! I give it 0 out of 5. I would rather chew on tin foil while shaving my head with a cheese grader. OUCH!!!!!

Mar 26, 2010

Fair - Big Fan (2009) 86 min. An interesting concept could’ve been better presented in Big Fan. The story revolves around Paul who’s a huge N.Y. Giants fan to the level of obsession. He and his buddy go to the games but watch them on television in the parking lot (guess they can’t afford the ticket prices). But what happens when his idol Quantrell Bishop, the Giants’ quarter-back, beats him up in a bar – how does he react to the stain clearly visible on his idol? That’s the theme. Unfortunately, the film drags at times and could’ve been punchier throughout despite having memorable characters like his mother and lawyer brother. The film is Robert Siegel’s follow-up to “The Wrestler (2008)”.

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