'Big Fan' Piles Shame Upon Failure for Patton Oswalt's Football Lover

First Independent Pictures
Willamette Week | September 9, 2009
The director of Big Fan, Robert Siegel, is the screenwriter of last year's The Wrestler. I was not an admirer of that movie, but I'll concede that its patronizing melodrama was elevated by the grace notes of Mickey Rourke. Big Fan, however, is pure, concentrated condescension.

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