Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Big Fan

Posted on

BIG FAN Patton Oswalt and Kevin Corrigan were probably not happy this past football season

Big Fan

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
88 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/28/09
performer:
Kevin Corrigan, Patton Oswalt, Michael Rapaport
director:
Robert Siegel
distributor:
First Independent Pictures
author:
Robert Siegel
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

For some folks, sports is more than entertainment. It’s life and death. Take Patton Oswalt’s doughy loser in Big Fan, who only comes alive on NFL Sundays and in the brief moments he’s on air with a local sports talk-radio show as ”Paul from Staten Island.” Oswalt’s always been a great stand-up comic, but in this modest black comedy he proves that he can really act, too. He’s like Rupert Pupkin in a Giants jersey. EXTRAS include a few ho-hum outtakes and a hilarious Q&A with Oswalt and writer-director Robert Siegel. B+

See all of this week’s reviews

Comments